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About Us

Medill, a leader in education since 1921, offers programs in journalism and integrated marketing communications that combine enduring skills and values with new techniques and knowledge that are essential to thrive in today's digital world.

Medill has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence. As the media industry experiences unprecedented change, Medill leads the way. We are training a new generation of multimedia journalists and integrated marketing communications professionals who are not only thriving in this evolving media landscape but also helping shape it.

Our Dean 

Medill Interim Dean Charles WhitakerCharles Whitaker is dean of Medill as well as a professor. Previously, he served as the Helen Gurley Brown Professor and associate dean of journalism for the school. Before joining Medill in 1993, Whitaker held various positions in journalism, including senior editor at Ebony Magazine, deputy feature editor at the Louisville (Ky.) Times and newspaper reporter at the Miami Herald. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Medill.

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