Print Journalism | Butler Community College

Print Journalism

Print journalism students working to produce articles during class near Wichita at Butler Community College

Write like the truth depends on it

Let’s get the elephant out of the room. Print is not dead. A trip to the bookstore or to your mailbox will provide ample evidence of that. But more importantly, writing and reporting are not dead. The Internet is proof of that. Ask any print journalist who has also written for online media, and they will tell you that the same skills are required to write for digital outlets as are used to fill the columns of the morning paper. 

A tradition of excellence in student publications.

Of course, the best way to learn how to get a story and write it is assignment by assignment. That’s why our courses focus on putting you to work as a writer for our two print publications, the biweekly Lantern newspaper and The Grizzly, a glossy, full-color magazine published three times a year. 

The largest circulating community college newspaper in Kansas, the award-winning Lantern is published entirely by students and has earned a reputation for engaging editorial content and accurate reporting. The Grizzly features longer form pieces and has earned its staff multiple Journalist of the Year Awards and was named All-Kansas by Kansas Collegiate Media in 2016. 

Real-world instruction.

Your instructors will be seasoned professionals who take the time to give you the full benefit of their experience as reporters, editors and photojournalists. You’ll collaborate with your fellow students in the newsroom atmosphere of our dedicated computer labs that are equipped with the latest desktop publishing software. 

There are scholarships available for students who work on our publications, and you don’t have to be a Journalism major to apply. If you love to write and you think reporters are still what the truth needs to survive, there’s a desk in Butler’s Print Journalism production room with your name on it.

Your courses in Print Journalism can lead to a career in:

  • Magazine Editing & Reporting
  • Newspaper Editing & Reporting
  • Public Relations
  • Digital & Social Media Publishing
  • Education
  • Marketing Communications

Estimated tuition for Print Journalism = $10,020**

**This includes two years of tuition based on being a Kansas Resident and taking 60 credit hours, estimated fees, and estimated books. Housing and meal plans not included. Fees may vary depending on specific degree path.

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The graph below illustrates local salaries based on a career path related to this degree. Each career path varies as does the necessary training required.* For further information, connect with your program’s lead instructor.

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*Salaries will vary based on degree level obtained and years of experience. The accuracy of EMSI data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed by Butler Community College and is subject to change.