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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New York, NY and Washington, DC
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Dhavan Shah headshotShah, DhavanMcLeod Professor of Communication Research; Maier-Bascom Chair; Director of the MCRC; Research Director of the CCCR
Jing Wang, assistant professor headshotWang, JingAssistant Professor
Katy Culver headshotBartzen Culver, KathleenDirector, School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Professor; James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism Ethics; Director, Center for Journalism Ethics
Lindsay Palmer headshotPalmer, LindsayAssociate Professor
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