Journalism and Mass Communications

Explore careers in journalism or mass communications by exploring the links below. Found a career you're interested in? Stop by our office or make an appointment with a career advisor and begin networking to learn more.

Quicklinks: Job and Internship Resources | Student Organizations and Departmental ResourcesAlumni To Know 

Job and Internship Resources

Broadcasting

  • CEI - Media Internships
  • CBS News - internship program in various departments; deadlines October 31 and February 28
  • Journalism Jobs - great resource - sort by type: magazine, digital, newspaper, tv/radio, trade publications, PR/Communications, nonprofit/government/academia, financial and diversity
  • L.A. Times - summer reporting internship; deadline November 1!
  • Media Bistro
  • National Public Radio
  • PBS
  • Poynter - List of journalism internships & fellowships
  • AP Internship - 12 week journalism internship covering business/entertainment or global news
  • ABC News - internship in network news

Writing, Editing, and Publishing


Student Organizations & Departmental Resources

  • inGeneral - inGeneral magazine primarily serves to educate the Washington and Lee and greater Lexington community through providing news and student interest pieces relevant to students, faculty, and Lexington residents, including but not limited to: individual profile stories; student movement stories; and Lexington business and organization stories.
  • Political Review - The Washington & Lee Political Review is a student-administered, student-centered academic journal with a clear emphasis on political science and political theory. The Review showcases exceptional undergraduate scholarship, and serves as an ambassador to the academic community at large.
  • The Stone - The Stone is an interdisciplinary academic journal containing work from the current students of Washington and Lee. The journal's presence and content provoke and answer the question, "What is the purpose of a liberal arts education?"
  • The Ring-tum Phi - It is the mission of The Ring-tum Phi to accurately, truthfully and thoroughly report news affecting the Washington and Lee community for students, faculty, parents and alumni.
  • Journalism Department Resources

Alumni To Know

One of the best ways to explore careers and find job opportunities is to network with professionals. Below are alumni who have experience in the field and have volunteered to be a resource to you. Not sure how to begin networking? Stop by our office to get started.

To learn about and network with more alumni in the industry, visit the WLUalum Twitter!


Graham Sheridan '11

Greensboro, North Carolina native Graham Sheridan graduated from W&L with a degree in Economics and a concentration in Poverty and Human Capability Studies. After graduating, he worked for Charleston's Mayor Joe Riley's reelection campaign and then managed a city council campaign in Greensboro, NC. Graham obtained a Master's in Public Affairs at Brown University in Providence, RI and then worked as a paralegal for a year in Charleston. He now works as an account executive for the Greensboro News & Record helping small and medium sized businesses advertise their products and services.