We Are Passionate About Insights

At Medill we strive to understand people, their behaviors and their motivations. This is the foundation for discovering insights that fuel relevant and engaging connections and inspire action between people, brands and enterprises.



Students in South Africa learn the newspaper business

Undergraduate journalism students on journalism residency in South Africa started off with a tour of a printing facility in Johannesburg.


TEDx features speakers on 'ideas worth spreading'

TEDx NorthwesternU 2014, held April 12 and hosted at Medill, was a day dedicated to "ideas worth spreading."


Junior places third in Hearst competition

Lauren Caruba (BSJ15) placed third nationally in the Hearst Journalism Awards profile-writing category.


Medill Justice Project wins IRE Award

The project won the national award for its work on examining shaken-baby syndrome cases.



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.