Journalism has its roots in a time before writing. Storytellers were once the news broadcasters of the day, and they published their work in spoken words, gestures or drawings on stone.The birth of modern journalism began around 1400 A.D. in Italy and Germany. Hand-written newsletters recording current events were passed between business people of the day.
The first modern newspaper took two hundred more years to arrive on the scene. It was printed in Strasbourg, Germany, around 1600, and it had the rather confident title, “Collection of all distinguished and memorable news.”
And while we don’t claim to provide you with ALL distinguished and memorable news, at Texarkana College, we can give you a broad field of journalistic knowledge.
We give you the opportunity to learn real-world skills to launch your career in journalism. From the fundamentals of print and layout to research and writing skills to professional conduct and responsibility, we build your skills from the ground up.
We also give you practical, hands-on experience and a chance to build your portfolio by working with an award winning publication, the Texarkana College News.
TC also partners with the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association and the Texas Community College Journalism Association. We give you new opportunities for learning, competition, and understanding of the evolving world of journalism in the face of media convergence.
From background to skills to publication, TC can take your talent for journalism and help you write a bright new chapter in your life.
A background in journalism could lead to many advanced fields of study or careers in areas such as:
- Advertising Media, Promotions, Marketing, and Sales
- Broadcast News
- Freelance Writing / Journalism / Copywriting
- Investigative / News Correspondent Reporting
- Magazine Writing and Editing
- New Media and Digital News Publishing
- Newspaper Reporting, Editing and Management
- Newspaper and Magazine Photography
- Public Relations
- Social and Digital Media Marketing