The SJMC’s undergraduate and graduate programs produce well-trained, highly sought-after graduates. Our selective admissions process allows for small classes and rigorous preparation through a tailored set of scholarly and professional offerings.
The SJMC focuses on both theory and practice, so undergraduate and graduate students gain mastery over a broad set of flexible concepts and skills. This has become increasingly important in our rapidly changing communication environment.
Our faculty bring a wealth of skills in journalism and strategic communications to their interactions with students. This is complemented by their outstanding records of scholarly achievements, which has resulted in a program ranked among the most influential and esteemed in the field of communications.
Our innovative curriculum and enrichment opportunities guarantee well-trained graduates. Whether securing professional positions in communications or faculty posts at universities, our students make their mark on the field and the world.
The SJMC is located in Vilas Communication Hall, along the new East Campus Gateway, just blocks from State Street and the Memorial Union. Consistently on a range of “Top Ten” lists, Madison is an idyllic place to live, work, and play.
“The Unfinished Media Revolution: Comparing Media Systems in Transition” Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 3:30 – 5:00 PM 5055 Nafziger Conference Room 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI This event is free and open … More
IVAN L. PRESTON RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM “When is a Crisis a Crisis?” Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:30 – 5:00 PM Room 2195 (James L. Hoyt Multimedia Classroom) 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI This … More
RALPH O. & MONONA H. NAFZIGER LECTURE “Investigative Journalism and the Future of Truth” Thursday, October 9, 2014, 4 – 6 PM Howard Auditorium, The Fluno Center 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI … More
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Communication Arts and Life Sciences Communication Rank #1 in Media and Communication Studies
UW-Madison is #1 in the world in media and communication, according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings survey. The higher education data specialists use academic reputation surveys, research productivity and impact … More
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- 09/30/14 David Maraniss: My Life in Journalism & Books Award winning journalist and biographer will discuss his career, view of how the field of journalism is changing, and what aspiring journalists need to know.
- 10/01/14 Journalism 676 - Colloquium in Professional Communication Careers Communication Careers in Magazines and TV
- 10/08/14 Journalism 676 - Colloquium in Professional Communication Careers Communication Careers in Investigative Journalism
Medialized science? Neuroscientists’ reflections on their role as journalistic sources.
Allgaier, J., Dunwoody, S., Brossard, D., Lo, Y-Y & Peters, H.P. 2013. “Medialized science? Neuroscientists’ reflections on their role as journalistic sources.” Journalism Practice. DOI:10.1080/17512786.2013.802477