Two student reporters working at the Argonaut

B.A./B.S. Journalism

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray

Reporting news for all platforms

The way we get information has changed, but professional journalists keep the world accurately informed across all forms of media: broadcast, print, online and social media. Students acquire practical experience gathering news and contributing to on-campus media. Skills include writing skills, sharp news judgment and global awareness. Graduates work across media platforms as reporters, editors, producers and managers. Internships are emphasized to prepare students for real-world positions.

Fast Facts

  • Faculty with professional experience.
  • Internship opportunities on and off campus.
  • 2013 College Media Matters “Top 50” U.S. journalism programs
  • Writers and editors for the Argonaut (student newspaper) are paid.
  • Personal mentorship and coaching in a simulated newsroom environment.
  • Newspaper reporter/editor/web producer
  • Magazine reporter/editor/designer
  • Radio reporter/editor
  • City manager or planner
  • Policy analyst or spokesperson for government agency


Job Placement

Networking through JAMM Advisory Board and professional groups in Idaho and the Northwest.

Salary $20,000 - $70,000 per year, based on national averages
Degree Roadmap

Download a PDF of a sample "Four Year Program." 
Find your advisor:
For additional information go to: JAMM/Majors & Minors.

Degree Prep

There are no specific degree preparations. However, writing classes and work on high school publications are helpful.


$37,000 annually, usually in $250-$1000 amounts

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning
  • The Argonaut
  • Blot
  • JAMM Session

  • Idaho Media Publications (Boise)
  • The Idaho Statesman (Boise)
  • Pamplin Media Group (Oregon)
  • University Communications and Marketing (Moscow)
  • Lewiston Tribune/Moscow-Pullman Daily News (Lewiston and Moscow)
  • UI Sports Information Office (Moscow)

  • Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) student chapter
  • NAJA - Native American Journalists Association