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.



Former Dean Janeway passes away

Michael Janeway, an accomplished print journalist and dean of Medill from 1989-1997, died on Wednesday, April 16.


"Breaking Board:" IMC's Branded Content in a Social World

A new IMC class, Branded Content in a Social World, is about looking for the possible in the impossible.


Alumni Profile: Rachel Sobel (MSJ06)

Working as a television producer for eight years has put Rachel Sobel (MSJ06) in charge of telling stories from very different walks of life.


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."



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.