American University has been turning out high-profile journalists since 1929. Our Journalism Division puts a strong focus on Public Affairs and investigative journalism. Students regularly hit the Hill, the embassies, or K Street, home to DC's many lobbyists, law firms and think tanks. Upon completion of the two core foundation courses, students put in time reporting and editing The Eagle, AU's student-run newspaper, or publishing in The American Observer, SOC's weekly online magazine. Juniors and seniors routinely take on internships at such powerhouses as The Washington Post and USA Today, gaining valuable experience and often earning bylines and clips while building impressive portfolios. Our Journalism Division has former and current correspondents and editors from The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, AOL, Fox News, and U.S News and World Report -- all media organizations where our alumni are working.