Nido R. Qubein School of Communication


Why major in Journalism?

  • Our innovative 21st-century program provides you the opportunity to develop skills essential for the realities and possibilities of the ever-evolving media landscape and to explore your passion outside of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication.
  • Our program offers a semester-long residency with a regional or national media outlet
  • Our program offers a rich, diverse variety of journalism electives, from environmental journalism, to entertainment journalism, to fashion journalism – allowing you to select the courses that help you build depth and expertise in areas that match your aspirations
  • Our program equips you with the technical, reporting and storytelling skills required for digital storytelling, television and radio news
  • It is a hands-on program with ample opportunities to produce stories for the weekly HPU newscast
  • Students work with the latest video/audio equipment and software.
  • Students combine hands-on journalism skills with broader knowledge from their liberal arts education

Where are our alumni?

  • Fox Business Channel, New York, NY
  • People Magazine, New York, NY
  • Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH
  • WOAY-TV, Oak Hill, WV
  • Spectrum News, Raleigh, NC
  • MLB Commissioner’s Office, New York, NY
  • New York Mets, New York, NY
  • WGHP-TV, High Point, NC
  • Gazelle Group, Princeton, NJ
  • TMZ, Los Angeles, CA
  • Vibiana, Los Angeles, CA
  • Horizon Media, New York, NY
  • Gulfstream Media Group, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Georgia Swarm, Atlanta, GA
  • Washington Redskins, Washington, DC
  • WCVB-TV, Boston, MA
  • WXII-TV, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Leadership Editing, Greensboro, NC
  • WFMY-TV, Greensboro, NC

What can I do with a degree in Journalism?

  • Reporter
  • News writer
  • News anchor
  • News producer
  • News director
  • Editor
  • Photo journalist
  • Social media specialist
  • Technical writer
  • Copywriter
  • Copy editor
  • Public relations specialist
  • Content marketer
  • Sports information director


ESPN Radio

  • ESPN Radio
  • Cosmopolitan
  • MTV
  • Discovery Channel
  • Oprah Magazine
  • Our State Magazine
  • Huffington Post
  • New York Mets
  • Arizona Republic
  • Spectrum News
  • High Point Enterprise
  • Turner Sports
  • Washington Wizards
  • Washington Redskins
  • Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Greensboro Grasshoppers
  • NBC News
  • Seventeen
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Raycom
  • New England Sports Network (NESN)

Clubs & Organizations

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Lambda Pi Eta (honors society)
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • National Broadcasting Society
  • National Communication Association
  • National Sports Media Association
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Society of Professional Journalists

Experiential Learning

  • Professional Internships
  • Weekly Newscasts
  • Skills-Focused Practicums


Dr. Nahed Eltantawy
BA, MA – American University in Cairo
PhD – Georgia State University
Chair, Communication Department
Associate Professor of Journalism
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Dr. Bobby Hayes
BA – Mars Hill College
PhD – Walden University Institute for Advanced Studies
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Journalism
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Ken Medlin
BA – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MS – North Carolina State University
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Communication
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Phone: 336-841-9854
Dr. Dean Smith
BM – UNC School of the Arts
MSL – Yale Law School
PhD, Certificate in New Media Studies – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Assistant Professor of Communication
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Phone: 336-841-9099


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