Lake Mendota and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, including the Memorial Union Terrace, are pictured in an early morning aerial taken from a helicopter on Oct. 23, 2018. This photograph was captured with a fisheye lens. (Photo by Bryce Richter /UW-Madison)

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One of the earliest communication programs in the country, the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication is also one of the best. We ground our teaching in the liberal arts, preparing students not just for the jobs of today, but for the ever-changing media landscape of tomorrow. From the heart of a world-class university, we create critical thinkers, problem solvers, researchers and innovators.

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The UW SJMC is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion through our scholarship and everyday practices. Through our daily work as academics and educators we have asserted our commitment to making this world a safer, more productive, more equitable place for everyone.

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Job Listings

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Reporter to investigate state government and democracy issues
Wisconsin Watch
Madison, WI
Development Assistant
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
In or within 90 minutes of Madison or Milwaukee and expect to travel regularly to the other city and other Wisconsin locations.
Operations Administrator
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
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Coordinator, Communications and Technology
Association of Wisconsin School Administrators
Madison, WI
UW CORE Communications Internship
Madison, WI
Content Creator
Ontario, Canada
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Top-ranked faculty

Headshot of J School Director Hemant ShahShah, HemantHelen Firstbrook Franklin Professor of Journalism
Katheryn Christy headshotChristy, KatherynAssistant Professor
Sijia Yang headshotYang, SijiaAssistant Professor
Chris Cascio headshotCascio, ChrisAssistant Professor
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