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Medill MSJ student records a television segment in Asia.

Exclusive Opportunities

At Medill, you will find dozens of opportunities to learn new skills, try new things, travel and meet professionals working in the field.

Explore your passion for journalism

Because we deeply believe that future journalists need to learn about journalism from different locations, we offer a variety of reporting trips and opportunities to work with leading media outlets and industry experts.

In the MSJ program, you can:

  • Meet and network with top professional journalists and newsmakers
  • Train at Medill’s Chicago Newsroom overlooking Navy Pier
  • Experience reporting from Washington, D.C.
  • Learn about media startups in San Francisco
  • Meld journalism and technology in the Knight Lab
  • Probe social justice issues with Chicago journalists

By focusing your experiences on your unique interests, you can gain skills and relationships that will benefit you in your future career.

Travel and report

A Medill Student group in Cuba.

Medill Explores

Through Medill Explores, you will have access to a variety of week-long learning and reporting adventures, many of which include domestic or international travel.

Learn more about Medill Explores

Train with Medill from Coast to Coast


Students work in the downtown Chicago newsroom.

Take classes at our space in downtown Chicago, located in the Loop among top media companies and with easy access to journalists, many of whom are Medill alumni.

Washington, D.C.

Student reporting on camera in Washington, D.C., in front of the Supreme Court building.

Train at Medill’s D.C. campus and work as a credentialed journalist reporting on Congress, the White House, politics and national security.

San Francisco

Students collaborate inside the San Francisco newsroom.

Study design thinking and examine the intersection of technology and innovation at our San Francisco campus, right in the middle of the Bay Area’s entrepreneurial culture.

Meet and learn from top journalists

Collage of photos from Medill Fridays events.

Medill Fridays

On Fridays throughout your first quarter, you'll hear from industry expert visitors, attend workshops to learn about specific topics and connect with your fellow Medill students in an informal setting.

Learn more about Medill Fridays
George RR Martin speaking at Medill with students.

Guest speakers at Medill

We offer access to an unmatched array of guest speakers who work in a wide variety of media. These speakers share their expertise and network with Medill students while visiting campus.

Learn more about guest speakers

Medill Initiatives

Knight Lab

MSJ student in Knight Lab holding VR headsets.

Explore how technology changes the way we report, consume and share news and information. Work with a team to develop new technology tools for journalists.

Learn more about the Knight Lab