Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in the Philippines (AB in Journalism) is a four-year degree program in the Philippines that will prepare you for a career in the media industry.

Like AB Broadcasting and AB Communication, which are sub-fields of Mass Communication,  AB in Journalism revolves around the communication process and the role mass media plays in it. However, contrary to AB Communication which usually focuses on producing advertisements or managing information campaigns, and AB Broadcasting which focuses on TV and radio production, AB Journalism is primarily concerned with collecting and delivering news through newspapers, televisions, etc.

Some examples of subjects that you may take while enrolled in this program include:

  • Communication and Society
  • Introduction to Communication Research
  • Introduction to Communication Theory
  • Journalism Principles and Practices
  • News Writing
  • Feature Writing
  • Newspaper Editing and Design
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Editorial Management
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Research in Journalism
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Online Journalism
  • Sports Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Opinion and Commentary
  • Magazine Publishing
  • Business and Economics Reporting
  • Science Reporting
  • Environmental Reporting
  • Reporting the Arts and Culture

Like Broadcasting and Communication students, a minimum of 200 hours of On-the-Job Training (OJT) will let you get a closer look at how professional Journalists work. This usually takes place in newspaper and magazine companies, radio or television stations and online publications.

WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY

CAREERS

Graduates of AB Journalism can find employment as any of the following:

  • News Editor
  • Media Researcher
  • News Analyst
  • Writers
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Photojournalist
  • Program Director
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Proofreader
  • Reporter
  • Web Content Writer

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  1. Good day. :)

    Can I ask the difference between AB Journalism and AB Communication? And which of the two has more career opportunities?

    Hope you can help me, I’m having a difficult time deciding for a course and these two are my major choices. :)

    Thank you

    • Hi, Alyssa!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      You can find the difference between the two courses at the beginning of the post above.

      AB Mass Comm, ABBC, ABCA, and ABJN are closely-related, so employers rarely require applicants to be graduates of any of the aforementioned courses as long as they have a background in communication. Most of the time, whatever job is open to one course is usually also open to the others.
      :)

    • Hi, Lala!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      AB Mass Comm, ABBC, ABCA, and ABJN are closely-related, so employers rarely require applicants to be graduates of any of the aforementioned courses as long as they have a background in communication. Most of the time, whatever job is open to one course is usually also open to the others.
      :)

    • Thank you, i will wait for the information you will provide me regarding online studies on Journalism

    • Hi, Alicia!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      As much as we’d like to help, we haven’t heard of any schools in the Philippines that offer AB Journalism online. There are short online courses related to journalism that you can take for free, though. We’re not sure if they would help, but you can find some examples of them through the link below:
      http://goo.gl/2aA4LI
      :)

  2. Hi :) i just wanna know,im still confused on what to get when im in College. I like to write stories,and i kind of want to be famous(like an actress),something like that. What course suit me? Thank You in advance :)

  3. HI! I am currently taking Journalism and I’m a freshman. I am actually trying to cope up with things and the research we need to do is very tiring. Can you give any other insights apart from what’s written above? Thank you. :D