Summary: Public Affairs 1/11
The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Journalism with a Public Affairs Emphasis
(Source: University of Georgia Bulletin, http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/)
The Public Affairs Journalism emphasis teaches students how to make important news interesting. Important news is
typically about local, state and federal governments: How we choose our leaders; how we debate and settle on public
policies; how government affects health, education, and the economy; how we evaluate government performance. To find
a broad, attentive, engaged audience, public affairs journalism must be lively, direct, honest and powerful. This emphasis
teaches students the skills necessary to produce such compelling journalistic work.
Possible Job Titles of Journalism Graduates with a Public Affairs Emphasis
Layout and Design Specialist