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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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Summer 2024 Internship - Senator Tammy Baldwin
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Madison, WI
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Karyn Riddle headshotRiddle, KarynRobert Taylor Professor of Strategic Communication
Miya Williams Fayne headshotWilliams Fayne, MiyaAnna Julia Cooper Fellow
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Mike Wagner headshotWagner, MichaelHelen Firstbrook Franklin Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication; Director, Center for Communication and Civic Renewal; Director, Graduate Studies
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