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Put what you’ve learned into practice

Journalism Residency

Put what you’ve learned into practice during the Journalism Residency program, where you will work alongside professional journalists for one quarter at one of Medill’s numerous media partners, giving you the real-world experience to propel your career.

Tyler Page holding a copy of the Boston Globe
Tyler Pager (BSJ17) completed his Journalism Residency at the Boston Globe. A highlight of his residency was a front-page story exploring the effect of tighter immigration enforcement under the Trump administration.


Learn by doing

In the Journalism Residency program, you can immerse yourself in a media outlet in Chicago, across the country or around the world.

You’ll report, write and produce content on multiple media platforms for companies that range from CNN to Instagram to si.com. Or, practice your new skills at public relations and marketing companies. Wherever you go, you’ll develop new skills, test old ones, sharpen research tactics, explore new communication methods and build your confidence working under deadline pressure.

But you won’t be alone. A faculty mentor will work with you to ensure your time in the program results in development of your career. Medill also ensures that if you need aid, grants are available to help make sure your Journalism Residency isn’t a financial burden.

Work for media heavyweights

We work with you to match your interests to your site, from award-winning newspapers to cutting-edge digital publications.

Sample recent Journalism Residency locations

Broadcast (TV)

  • CNN
  • Dateline NBC
  • KSAT-TV (San Antonio, Texas)
  • NBC
  • Time Warner Cable News Austin/San Antonio
  • Univision
  • WCAV-TV (Charlottesville, Virginia)
  • WGEM-TV (Quincey, Illinois)
  • WJFW-TV (Rhinelander, Wisconsin)

Digital

  • The Atlantic
  • Axios
  • Bustle
  • Chicago Tribune Blue Sky Innovation
  • E&E News
  • Facebook
  • Grist
  • Healthline
  • Honolulu Civil Beat
  • Imagination
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn Pulse
  • Military Times
  • Pacific Standard
  • The Penny Hoarder
  • PopSci.com
  • Refinery29
  • SagaCity Media
  • si.com
  • Sunset.com
  • Texas Tribune
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Zendesk

Newspaper

  • Austin American-Statesman
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • Charlotte Observer
  • Chicago Magazine Metro/Arts
  • Columbus Dispatch
  • Crain's Chicago Business
  • Crain's New York Business
  • Dallas Morning News
  • Lexington Herald-Leader
  • The Oregonian
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Sacramento Bee
  • Saint Louis Post-Dispatch
  • San Francisco Business Times
  • Tampa Bay Times
  • Washington Post

Magazine

  • Audubon
  • Backpacker
  • The Cut at New York Magazine
  • Desert Sun
  • Discover
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Forbes
  • Inc.
  • The Knot
  • New York Magazine
  • People
  • Popular Science
  • Reader's Digest
  • Runner's World
  • Smithsonian
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Variety

Film/production/video/podcast

  • Kindling Group Chicago
  • MAK Pictures
  • Newsy
  • PBS POV
  • Picture Show
  • Retro Report
  • Storyhunter
  • Vox.com
  • WLRN Miami

Marketing/advertising/public relations

  • 360i
  • Amino
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • CME Group
  • Cramer-Krasselt
  • Edelman (New York and Chicago)
  • Energy BBDO
  • MSL/Leo Burnett
  • New America
  • Papyrus
  • United Way
  • Weber Shandwick

Christen Johnson (BSJ16)
"As a junior doing my Journalism Residency at Essence and earning several bylines in the national publication, I felt confident in my skills and well-prepared for any task, thanks to the training I received from Medill." Christen Johnson (BSJ16)