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Journalism & Emerging Media

Associate in Arts

Program Overview

Today's journalism is far more than newspapers; it is an evolving field that involves the gathering and presenting of facts, information, commentary and entertainment through channels ranging from social media to print magazines, podcasts to livestreaming to 360-degree video to basic press releases. While demand drops for old-school print and TV journalism jobs, growth sectors include public relations, writers, web developers and multimedia content providers. Social media offers new outlets and opportunities for journalism careers that are not yet carved out as specific career statistical categories. In a time of "fake news" and "alternative facts," fact-checking and verification skills will likely become increasingly important.

Earning Potential

Consider getting a bachelor's degree to become a broadcast news analyst. Job growth in this area is increasing slightly in the Great Lakes Bay Region. 

In this field, it is estimated that you could earn $29,286 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Radio and Television Announcer
  • Public Relations
  • Writer
  • News Website Developer


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About Delta's Program

Students who have earned journalism degrees at Delta College have entered the workforce directly in exciting jobs in news and information. The skills learned while earning this degree open doors for jobs or internships at newspaper, magazine, radio, television and other media outlets throughout Michigan, as well as in public relations and marketing positions for area companies.

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers, so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


 Transfer opportunities

Several courses in Delta's journalism program transfer to programs at Saginaw Valley and CMU. Check them out.


Facts & Figures

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With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.
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95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.

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