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Journalism

For nearly 100 years, Medill has set the standard for journalism education.

Journalism plays a critical role in our world, and we’re proud to lead the way in preparing the next generation of journalism leaders. At Northwestern, we combine the rigors of a top-15 research university with enduring journalism skills and values and technology expertise essential for you to thrive in today’s media landscape. Our undergraduate, graduate and high school programs will inspire, empower and prepare you for this fast-changing industry.

Our programs

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Undergraduate Journalism

Sharpen your reporting, writing, editing and skills with our top-notch faculty. Prepare for your career with a Journalism Residency in the U.S. or abroad, and travel on faculty-led global trips.

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Graduate Journalism

Specialize at Medill to stand apart from the competition and prepare for your dream career. We’ll help you sharpen your skills, travel in the U.S. or abroad for coursework and connect you with our powerful alumni network.

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High School Programs

We love to work with high school students who are as passionate about journalism as we are. We offer several programs for high school students and their media advisers to sharpen their skills and learn about the industry.

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Our alumni

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Peter Alexander (BSJ98)
White House correspondent at NBC News

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George R. R. Martin (BSJ70, MSJ71)
Author of "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, adapted by HBO as "Game of Thrones."

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Sheinelle Jones (BSJ00)
Weekend anchor at the NBC "Today Show"

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Michael Wilbon (BSJ80)
Host of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption"

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Lisa Gartner (BSJ10)
Pulitzer Prize-winning enterprise reporter at the Tampa Bay Times

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Kelly McEvers (MSJ97)
Host of "All Things Considered" at NPR