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Building on your foundational Communications degree courses, the Concentration in Journalism offers two tracks to your journalism career: the Multimedia Journalism track based at our Castleton campus and the Broadcast Journalism track based at our Lyndon campus. Our reputation for producing excellent broadcasters, editors, photojournalists, and reporters means that our graduates are in demand. Alumni of the program work at ESPN, Time-Warner, New England Sports Network (NESN), New England Cable News (NECN), Vermont Public, VTDigger, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, NBC News, Fox Sports, network stations, newspapers and magazines across the country.

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Our campus-based news channel, News7 at our Lyndon campus, is one of only 30 live, student-run channels in the country. You’ll also have many opportunities to report and produce pieces as part of your coursework with our partnerships with VTDigger, Burlington-based network affiliates, and other Vermont media outlets. On our Castleton campus, our campus-based newspaper, the Castleton Spartan, has won five national College Media Association awards in the Best Newspaper category since 2017.

Why Study Journalism at Vermont State?

  • Award-Winning Students: Our Broadcast Journalism Track students have won more than 100 regional and national awards for their writing and production skills; The Castleton Spartan, VTSU’s Castleton-based student newspaper, has won five national College Media Association awards in the Best Newspaper category since 2017.
  • On-Campus Broadcast Studio: Gain experience in front of the camera and behind the scenes as you write stories for News7, Vermont State’s own news station.
  • Broadcast Internship Options: Broadcast students have interned at ESPN, NESN, NECN, local affiliate broadcast stations;
  • Multimedia Journalism Internship Options: Multimedia students have interned at daily and weekly newspapers, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rutland Herald, and national publications, including
  • Top Job Placement: We have more than 30 alumni at ESPN alone! Alumni of Vermont State’s journalism program work in nearly every station in New England and New York, as well as across the country. As a student, you’ll benefit from an extensive professional network of graduates who are happy to help connect and advise you. Multimedia Journalism students routinely get their start at regional newspapers like The Rutland Herald, The Post-Star of Glens Falls, NY, and The Keene Sentinel in New Hampshire, and many graduates have gone on to careers at national publications including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The Nation.

Sample Courses

  • News and Feature Video Production 
  • Pages & Posts 
  • Community Journalism 
  • Social Media in the Media 
  • News Writing 

Other Concentrations in This Program

Student Stories

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“My greatest career accomplishment is being able to enter communities and develop relationships that allow me to work in an effective way. That’s something I learned at the university. It really was the pivot for me in terms of everything that’s followed. The role the university has had in my career is foundational. It’s the concrete slab I stand on when I go to work every day.” 

Tom Benton

Meet Our Faculty

Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor

  • Castleton Campus


  • Lyndon Campus

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