Journalism

Journalism at Illinois offers both the one-on-one mentoring of a small department and the resources and opportunities of a large research university. We provide students a solid foundation in fundamental journalism skills and prepare them for careers in a dynamic media environment by experimenting with new technologies for gathering, analyzing, and presenting news.

Follow Your Interests

Our students gain real-world experience working with faculty in small laboratory classes in Gregory Hall and Richmond Teaching Studio that are, in effect, working newsrooms. 

Curriculum Highlights

Make your storytelling come to life with “Multimedia Editing and Design.” Hands-on weekly projects and labs will take you beyond the work of a typical designer and teach you all of the skills you need to succeed in the industry.

Multimedia Editing and Design
JOUR 425
Social Media Theory and Practice
JOUR 460
Audio Journalism
JOUR 335