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Professional Journalists, Real-World Results

The University of Cincinnati Department of Journalism offers comprehensive journalism education in an urban environment with experiential learning opportunities and individualized relationships with faculty mentors.

UC graduates work or have worked at numerous news organizations throughout the country, including USA Today, the Associated Press, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, Newsday, The Plain Dealer, Indianapolis Star, Columbus Dispatch, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Detroit News, Akron Beacon Journal, Cincinnati Business Courier, San Antonio Business Journal, Dayton Business Journal, as well as magazines, television stations, public relations and marketing agencies, and non-profits.

They are reporters, photographers and editors. They work in social media and digital media. They are newsroom and media industry leaders. Take a look at just some of our success stories across national media outlets.

Our goal is to prepare students for full-time positions after graduation through course offerings in hard news, feature writing, investigative reporting, photojournalism, entrepreneurship, political reporting, visual storytelling, international field work, sports reporting, broadcast news, and social media. These courses allow students to customize their skill sets and direct their own career paths in modern news media.

In the City of Cincinnati, an active media market, students can explore and report stories from a vibrant urban landscape with diverse audiences and cultures.

Students have multiple experiential learning opportunities year round with professional internships, student media and hands-on Journalism classes.


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The New York Times: Third Black-owned company emerges as suitor...

March 14, 2023

An overall decline in television viewership can be attributed to new technologies such as streaming services, but Black Entertainment Television has been feeling the decline more pointedly after legislation from the 1990s, UC's Jeffrey Blevins, a professor of journalism, tells The New York Times.


What you post on social media matters to employers

February 15, 2023

What you post on social media can be in conflict with your employers standards, says UC social media expert Jeffrey Blevins. More and more often people are getting dinged, or worse, for posts that put their employers in a bad light. Blevins suggests a social media review/edit of content and more thought put into posts.


UC undergrad finds community, discovers his career path

February 6, 2023

Fourth year journalism student Zach Jarrell began his college career at the University of Cincinnati as a statistics major. Despite having an interest in studying journalism, Jarrell had his doubts. He was unsure about the practicality of that degree, and his ability to pay off his future student loans through it.

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  • Exploring Journalism Through Film Series at the Esquire Theatre
    Films: "Almost Famous", "Shattered Glass", and "The Post" with Q&A discussion following the film with Jeff Blevins, head of the Department of Journalism at UC. 
  • Finding Common Ground
    Moving Toward Productive Pathways for Citizenship
  • UC Journalism to induct Beryl Love and William Strunk, Jr. into its Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019
    The University of Cincinnati Department of Journalism will induct Beryl Love and William Strunk, Jr. into its Hall of Fame on April 5, 2019.
  • Sharing stories
    Inspired by the book “The Other UC and Me: Editing the Sixties,” former editors of The News Record from the 1960s to present recall their experiences at the University of Cincinnati’s student newspaper.
  • Bearcats bring home 2018 Pulitzer Prize
    Thirteen journalists with ties to the University of Cincinnati are part of The Cincinnati Enquirer’s award-winning team of more than 60 reporters, photographers and videographers to win the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting.
  • Taft's Newest Addition: The Journalism Department
    The Taft Center’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to make the Journalism Department one of its humanities departments.

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