WHAT IS JOURNALISM RESIDENCY?
For many years, Medill’s philosophy has been based on a simple concept: Students learn best by doing. The Journalism Residency program is an excellent example of that philosophy in action. Many Medill students have transforming opportunities on JR because the experiences they get are unique and substantive.
For 11 weeks – one full quarter – students work fulltime for, with and alongside veteran journalists in professional environments. The goal is for students to get the kinds of hands-on experience that help them develop new skills, test old skills, work under deadline pressure, hone their news judgment, sharpen fact-checking and research skills, explore new career paths and build confidence in their capabilities.
About 150 media partners – newspaper/online companies, magazines, broadcast stations, online organizations and marketing communications groups – spread around the world participate in the program. International Journalism Residencies are offered in Latin America, Qatar and South Africa.
Click through the pages below to find out more about Journalism Residency, from what you need to know before you go to what past and current JR participants have to say about their experience. And of course, find lists of all the locations students can do their JR.
Preparing for JR
The JR Placement Process
While You Are There
JR in South Africa
For more information about Journalism Residency, contact Desi Hanford at (847) 467-7930.