Medill leads the way in journalism education, teaching undergraduates how to be communicators who can adapt to the changing media landscape.

Why Medill Undergraduate Journalism?

Undergraduate Journalism Exclusive Opportunities

Journalism Residency

Medill's Journalism Residency is a one-of-a-kind program in which students spend one quarter working full time as reporters or public relations specialists at media outlets across the country, as well as in Latin America, Qatar and South Africa.

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Medill on the Hill

Medill on the Hill reporters are undergraduate Medill students who serve as mobile journalists, filing quick updates on news events around Washington, DC, especially from Capitol Hill. The students serve as enterprise reporters who find original stories, as well as serve as Web producers and reporters.

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Medill Justice Project

Students examine potentially wrong convictions, probe national systemic criminal-justice issues and conduct groundbreaking research.

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Bay Area Immersion Experience

In the Bay Area Immersion Experience, undergraduate journalism students spend winter quarter in San Francisco to learn from and contribute to the Bay Area's entrepreneurial culture along with students from McCormick School of Engineering.

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Other Opportunities

IMC Undergraduate Certificate

The five-course certificate program features core courses in consumer insight, research and IMC strategy as well as a variety of electives that enable Northwestern undergraduates to enhance their majors with a specialization in IMC.

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Open Online Courses

Northwestern has partnered with the online learning platform Coursera to provide universal access to short courses in areas our faculty teach and research. Medill offers online courses in three areas of specialization – and all are open to any interested learner. Please note these courses will not count for academic credit in any of Medill's undergraduate or graduate programs.

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