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Journalism Department

As Journalists, we are concerned with stories--who tells them about whom, how they are told, how they arrive at an audience, and what happens to them when they become "public." Journalism at LMU connects the educational values of the Jesuit and Marymount traditions to the rapidly changing future of global communication. Our program directly engages LMU's mission of the promotion of justice by critiquing media representations and their immediate social and political impact, and also by exploring the history of community journalism. Journalism at LMU is not merely theoretical; we offer hands-on instruction in the reporting, writing, editing, and technological skills across multiple platforms that students need to become professional journalists. It is also rigorously interdisciplinary, incorporating instruction in film, television, photography, and radio production; communication studies; digital media; social media; and modalities not yet known or articulated. Our students then take these skills into local communities to tell stories of social, political, cultural, and moral import. Telling people's stories is our mission.

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Journalism Major Accalia Rositani lands an exciting position with Second Peninsula, a media company creating original productions for film, television, and digital platforms.
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For Griffin “Ming” Bacharach ‘22, a journalism major, and now graduate student at New York Law School in Tribeca, NY, his journey to commencement had its share of twists and turns, but ultimately was worth it.

The Lion: Featured Student Work

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The Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, located steps from the beach in El Segundo, successfully treats about 260 million gallons of sewage every day.
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On the crossroads of Lincoln Boulevard and LMU Drive, the Lincoln Fountain is a spectacle for LMU students, faculty, and visitors approaching the main entrance to LMU.
The past couple of years have brought a lot of change to academia, and this year is no exception.
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Tinashe took the stage in Sunken Gardens to perform for LMU students, marking the first time in over two decades that a solo female artist headlined.