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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)

  • CNBC
  • KSAT-TV (San Antonio, Texas)
  • NBC Chicago
  • NBC NEWS Partners
  • Univision
  • WCAV-TV (Charlottesville, Virginia)
  • WEEK-TV (Peoria, Illinois)
  • WFTV-TV (Orlando, Florida)
  • WGEM-TV (Quincy, Illinois)
  • WGN-TV (Chicago, Illinois)
  • WKOW-TV (Madison, Wisconsin)

Digital

  • The Athletic
  • Axios
  • Bustle
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Facebook
  • Forbes
  • LinkedIn
  • Refinery29
  • The Players’ Tribune
  • The Ringer
  • Texas Tribune
  • U.S. News and World Report
  • Vox
  • Washington Post

Newspaper

  • Boston Globe
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Columbus Dispatch
  • Observer (Sarasota, Florida)
  • Sacramento Bee
  • San Francisco Business Times
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Wall Street Journal

Magazine

  • Audubon
  • Billboard
  • Make It Better
  • New York Magazine
  • Pacific Standard
  • People
  • Scranton Gillette B2B Magazines
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Sunset
  • Time Out Chicago
  • Variety

Film/production/video/audio

Desert Sun
Interlochen Public Radio
MAK Pictures
NFL’s “Position One”
PBS’ POV
Picture Show Films
WLRN Miami Herald News

Marketing/advertising/public relations

Bustle Digital Group
Cramer-Krasselt
DDB Needham
Edelman
Instagram
Kivvit
MSL
Weber Shandwick

Medill Students on JR at Instagram.

Some Medill undergraduate students worked at Instagram for their Journalism Residency. The JR program pairs students with major media outlets and companies, where they spend a quarter with the organization. 

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