Journalism in the Public Interest

The news media saturate our lives, wielding enormous influence over what we know, what we care about, and what futures we imagine for our world—including at the ballot box.

Allegheny’s new Journalism in the Public Interest (JPI) minor offers a unique course of study that helps prepare students for two paths into the brave new world of the “news”: into the profession of journalism, and into the lifelong habit of navigating the news, as readers and watchers, in a nuanced, civically responsible way.

In either case, JPI minors will graduate attuned to the ethical, economic, and socio-political implications inherent in how the news is made and consumed every day.