Medill Summer Conferences

Medill hits AAJA, NLGJA professional conferences this summer



Undergraduate Journalism

Medill has a long-standing reputation for journalism excellence. As the media industry undergoes unprecedented change, Medill leads the way. We train a new generation of multimedia journalists and communicators who will not only thrive in this landscape but also help shape it. Alumni work as social media managers, mobile journalists and account executives for public relations firms.


Graduate Journalism

You know us as Medill, home to a premier graduate journalism program. Our students learn enduring professional skills and techniques for storytelling that are essential to contemporary journalism. The one-year program emphasizes real-world, hands-on experience, from working in the Chicago and Washington, D.C., newsrooms to reporting abroad for news organizations in the Global Residency Program.


Integrated Marketing Communications

Graduate education in IMC was invented at Medill, and the program continues to lead innovation in the field. Students work collaboratively with peers and top-tier global companies to gain strategic and quantitative skills, with an emphasis on analytics that inform consumer insights. Students develop proficiencies across traditional and digital media in order to influence consumers and build business in today's complex global marketplace.


Featured News

Medill Remembers Alum James Foley (MSJ08)

Medill Remembers James Foley (MSJ08), the Medill alum Dean Brad Hamm said “endures as a beacon reminding us of the risks implicit in shedding light where inhumanity can take hold.”


Cherubs learn valuable lessons

Teens learned how to be brave, persistent and follow their instincts at the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute.


Lisa Kassenaar (MSJ95)

Lisa Kassenaar (MSJ95), an Editor at Large for Bloomberg News, spoke on a panel for alumni about Bloomberg News’ Women’s Project.


Students travel to Germany to preserve Holocaust survivor stories

Through a project called The Memory Archives, the students tracked dozens of survivors and their family members in Chicago and Hamburg.


Medill News

Medill IMC’s Kalyan Raman on how to stay ‘cognitively young’

Purpose Rockstar interviews Medill IMC professor Kalyan Raman on how to stay “cognitively young” in this podcast.


IMC student crosses the globe to learn brand strategy and analytics from Medill

Summary: Medill IMC student Samira Tunku Shahabuddin (IMC14) shares how she took her marketing skills from Malaysia to Australia before she crossed the ocean to pursue an IMC degree at Medill.


Medill's Omar Jimenez on what it takes to win at the Hearst Journalism Awards

Medill junior Omar Jimenez recently won third place in the Hearst TV competition, and shares his perspective on being a young journalist working on making his mark.


A Tribute to Leadership

Assistant Professor Scott Anderson rebuilt and relaunched a digital package honoring some of the greatest editors and publishers of the modern era. It includes moving audio (and transcripts) of the testimonials given to these leaders a number of years ago at an American Society of News Editors (ASNE) annual conference in Washington D.C.