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Columbia College Chicago


The Journalism Department of Columbia College Chicago, a thriving, lively venue for helping you become the best reporter, producer, editor, writer or publisher you can be for the 21st century, in whatever medium or media you choose.

Our approach is informal, our experience broad, our standards high. We emphasize ethics across the curriculum. Our faculty members are talented, accomplished journalists who can help you get internships in Chicago, the nation and the world. Our alumni are prominent and plentiful in professional positions in major and niche media, and in a wide range of communication-related fields.

Our course offerings, faculty expertise and internship venues reflect the quickly changing world of journalism, stressing online and multimedia skills, for example, without straying from the nuts and bolts of solid reporting, writing and editing skills.

Nancy Day
Chairperson, Journalism Department
School of Media Arts


Department Mission Statement

The Journalism Department is committed to educating students in critical, creative and independent thinking, ethical decision-making and the fundamentals of accurate and lively reporting, writing and editing for all media. We embrace the admissions philosophy of the college and provide individual attention to students to help them become the best journalists possible. We teach students to engage with diverse audiences, and to be adaptable and resourceful so they are well-prepared for new and traditional journalistic roles.