Covenant has a strong tradition of developing journalistic minds. Its stance of fearlessly and humbly engaging culture, its commitment to robust critical inquiry, and its heart for brokenness with an eye towards Christ’s redemptive work all serve to shape a journalistic spirit. The study of journalism in this era necessitates more than the study of communication. It requires an understanding of civic institutions, constitutional rights, and public discourse. It should also interrogate the power of media – stories, images, video, and audio – to shape public sentiment.
A certificate in journalism aims to provide students with skills needed for reporting and writing, but also a strong understanding of journalism’s relationship with society. Pursued within a biblical framework, this certificate aims to equip students to serve their communities as able, godly journalists. They need to be truthful storytellers, sensemakers, watchmen, and voices for the voiceless. Contact the program coordinator: Prof. Sarah Huffines.