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Journalism

Real World Ready.

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.

Alum Spotlight

Portrait of Alumnus Camri Nelson

Camri Nelson is a multimedia journalist (MMJ) with Spectrum News 1 Ohio, based in Cincinnati. She is a native of the Queen City and an alumna of UC. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, she has worked as a business reporter for the Lima News and then as a MMJ for Your Hometown Stations, a FOX/NBC/ABC/CBS-affiliated television station located in Lima. While in Lima, Camri was the recipient of the 2017 Ohio Associated Press Best Business Writer Award and the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce Young Leader of the Year Award, and was named to the Ohio School Boards Association Media Honor Roll. As a student writer for the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts & Sciences, she published stories that highlighted alumni careers.

Profile of Alumnus Jazmon DeJarnette

Jazmon DeJarnette is a third-year student at the University of Cincinnati studying Journalism with a minor in Sports Administration. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in sports reporting. Tragedies happen every day in our world, and Jazmon’s focus is on how sports can be an outlet for positivity and hope. As Jazmon tells people: “Sports were my escape as a little girl and built lasting traditions in my family. I'm also super passionate about writing and enjoy the creativity that comes along with storytelling. I'm grateful for what our journalism program has taught me about myself and I am thrilled to see where this journey takes me!”

UC graduates work or have worked at numerous news organizations throughout the country, including The E.W. Scripps Company, Nextstar Broadcasting, Gray Television, 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, TV news producers, 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.

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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UC offers experiential learning abroad in Central America

April 19, 2024

In the tropical paradise of Costa Rica, fourth year journalism and international affairs student Stephanie Rivera embarked on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and cultural immersion. Leaving behind the familiar sights and sounds of Cincinnati, Rivera set out to study abroad for a transformative semester in this Central American country, rich with vibrant biodiversity and cultural heritage. The College of Arts & Sciences (A&S) at UC places great emphasis on encouraging study abroad and experiential learning opportunities for its students. Recognizing the transformative power of global experiences, the college supports a variety of study-abroad programs that enable students to enhance their academic pursuits while gaining valuable cultural and personal experiences.

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Reuters: Christian TV evangelicals fire up Trump support

March 22, 2024

UC professor of journalism and political science speaks to Reuters on the backing of Trump by Christian media ministries. Some media ministers either say outright or infer that Trump is ,a messiah of sorts, battling for the soul of the nation.

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Events

University of Cincinnati Department of Journalism Presents: Willowbrook, The Zapruder Film, Heroin Epidemic. Bearing Witness: The Enduring Legacy of Geraldo Rivera’s Eyewitness News Reporting. Featuring Geraldo’s reflections/Q&A, screening of Eyewitness News creator Al Primo documentary, announcement of major broadcast journalism initiative, and more! Information: brian.calfano@uc.edu. It is at 4 pm, Saturday, November 11 at Probasco Auditorium, 2839 Clifton Avenue, University of Cincinnati.

Giving

In every department of the College of Arts and Sciences, gifts enable us to better serve our students, faculty and entire college community. They help support a wide array of programs and services, including undergraduate scholarships.

You can make a gift online now by visiting the UC Foundation Web site.