R.B. Brenner, Director

Welcome to the School of Journalism. There's never been a more exciting or important time to study and practice our craft. The digital revolution has shattered old methods and old thinking about news and the people who produce it. The new age demands fresh ideas, innovative tools and traditional values.

We have revised our undergraduate curriculum, breaking down walls between print, broadcast, photographic and online journalism, and between skills and content courses. We're offering classes and training in a host of new techniques, from social media journalism to data visualization to mobile app development. Our students are not only learning the best practices in reporting and storytelling but also producing impactful work that has been published by professional media partners.

In addition to a large and dynamic program for undergraduates, we have a highly regarded graduate program, with master's degrees both in the practice and study of journalism, and a Ph.D. course of study for those who want to teach and do advanced research in the field. We have a strong track record of placing students in top internships and launching graduates into choice jobs across the media landscape.

Our school benefits from a committed, well-placed network of alumni. Graduates and faculty, past and present, have won more than 25 Pulitizer Prizes for journalism.

Journalism remains one of the most compelling, socially useful and exciting fields to study and work in. We are committed to grounding our students in the fundamental values of original reporting—accuracy, verification and fairness—while at the same time equipping them with an array of tools to present this material on a range of platforms. Most important, we want our students to emerge with a sharper understanding of the crucial role that news and information play in our democracy. 

Whether you're planning to become a journalist, teach and do research, or simply want to study journalism, our school is here to serve and challenge you. I invite you to explore our website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

Yours truly,

R.B. Brenner
Director of the School of Journalism
G.B. Dealey Regents Professor in Journalism