Multimedia journalism majors put theory into practice as part of the Pulliam School of Journalism’s DNA.
TheStatehouseFile.com is a semester-long opportunity for students to use skills developed in the classroom for the real world to see. Students spend 15 weeks covering a wide range of stories from the state capitol building in downtown Indianapolis. We use the daily practice of covering stories from the Statehouse to develop skills that every reporter uses on a daily basis, no matter what the focus. Students will be guided through the process of deciding: what makes a story important and to whom, who needs to be heard in the story and why, what quotes speak to the story best, how to develop and write news stories ethically and accurately,
“The professors at the Pulliam School of Journalism make all the difference. Franklin College is blessed with gifted and accomplished folks that let students learn in a manner that prepares them for the world ahead” – Aaron Hommell, Class of 2011, Attorney at Law
“Studying journalism at Franklin College gave me the opportunity to learn real-world skills from the very beginning of my freshman year. From there, the staff helped open doors for me to great internships and opportunities and those experiences led me to where I am today. It means a lot to know I will always have the support of my Franklin journalism family.” – Lauren Casey, Class of 2013, Morning Anchor WRTV 6 Indianapolis
“The skills I learned while studying journalism at Franklin College are the foundation from which I approach my work each and every day. My time at Franklin prepared me to report, edit, market, communicate and advocate effectively.” – Molly Flurry, Class of 2006, Attorney at Law Parrish, Snead, Franklin & Simpson Fredericksburg, Virginia
“I came to Franklin College wanting to be a professional writer, and left with the skills to make it happen. The journalism program helped make my dream a reality. ” – Travis Braun Class of 2010, Writer/Executive Producer, Disney Channel
Division head, Pulliam School of Journalism; professor of journalism
Professor of journalism
Pulliam School of Journalism students have competed in professional divisions of the Society for Professional Journalist contests and have won six years in a row.