What You Will Learn

The Journalism Program prepares students for careers in multimedia journalism. This includes specialization in particular beats such as sports, crime, government, politics, entertainment and education. Journalism also offers a highly transferable skillset, which is applicable to other professions including public relations, social media management, broadcasting and publishing.

Throughout the course of study in Journalism at County College of Morris (CCM), students will develop written communication skills alongside modern storytelling techniques in digital media formats. Students also employ a variety of software programs and applications that are standard in the industry today.

Why Study Journalism at CCM?

Students work in a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose journalism classroom with access to the full Adobe suite. Professor John Soltes teaches all core courses and is a graduate of the prestigious Columbia University School of Journalism. He is also the author of a wide variety of publications, including work published in the New York Times and The Guardian.

In addition, CCM publishes The Youngtown Edition, which began printing in 1968 and is one of the oldest community college newspapers in the nation. Scholarship opportunities are available for those who work on the campus newspaper.

Career Opportunities

  • Print Media
  • Online Media
  • Social Media
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations

The Youngtown Edition

Write for an award-winning newspaper!

Working on the campus newspaper, “The Youngtown Edition,” is a requirement for journalism majors. Each year, the paper is entered into the New Jersey Press Association competition for college newspapers. In the past 10 years, “Youngtown” has received numerous awards at the collegiate state level. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association also conducts a thorough yearly critique of the newspaper and has awarded it Gold and Silver Medalist rankings.

Where You Can Go

This program allows students to transfer as journalism or
communication majors to state universities in New Jersey as
well as to other public and private universities.
Our specific transfer agreements include:

  • West Virginia University
  • Rider University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Centenary College
  • Rutgers Newark
  • The College of Saint Elizabeth
  • William Paterson University

Contact Info

Communication Department
973-328-5210
DeMare Hall, Room 300

Dr. Matthew T. Jones
Chairperson
mjones@ccm.edu
973-328-5210