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Pulitzer Prize Winner Joins DePaul Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence

Pulitzer Prize Winner Joins DePaul Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence

Foundational. That is the word Ben Welsh uses to describe his four years at DePaul University. Now the 2004 graduate and current... read more

Dispatches from a Rust Belt Femme

Dispatches from a Rust Belt Femme

"Ecstatic. Shocked." That’s how Raechel Anne Jolie (CMN ’07, MA ’09) described her reaction to learning that her memoir,... read more

University Announces 2021 Commencement Speakers

University Announces 2021 Commencement Speakers

To help the Class of 2021 celebrate their graduation and kickstart the next phase of their lives, Emmy-winning WGN reporter Lourdes Duarte... read more

Ron Magers to Receive Distinguished Journalist Award from DePaul University

Ron Magers to Receive Distinguished Journalist Award from DePaul University

CHICAGO — Legendary Chicago news anchor Ron Magers and Chicago Tribune police reporter Jeremy Gorner will receive awards in 2021 from DePaul... read more

All In to Help Illinois

All In to Help Illinois

It has been 80-hour weeks for Alex Hanns (CMN ’17) ever since the novel coronavirus began to wreak havoc with our lives. As part of Illinois... read more

On a Mission to Diversify Advertising

On a Mission to Diversify Advertising

A top priority for businesses is to increase diversity. According to the Deloitte Review, “If current trends continue, tomorrow's... read more

Engagement Takes Center Stage

Engagement Takes Center Stage

For a college that is all about communication, it makes sense to engage students, faculty and the wider community in programs that can... read more

Free Speech and the American Way

Free Speech and the American Way

Amendment I of the U.S. Constitution says, in part, “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. …Short,... read more

Faculty Research: An In-Depth View of Black Student Protests

Faculty Research: An In-Depth View of Black Student Protests

I took my first photojournalism class as a junior at Penn State. While there, I completed a yearlong documentary project about black student... read more

An Eye-Opening Experience

An Eye-Opening Experience

​​​​Nikki Roberts doesn't remember a time when she wasn't writing. The senior journalism major who is minoring in creative... read more

Ron Magers to Receive Distinguished Journalist Award from DePaul University

Ron Magers to Receive Distinguished Journalist Award from DePaul University

Update: This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence looks forward to honoring... read more

A Great Start in Life

A Great Start in Life

​Before there was a College of Communication, there was a major in communication—a branch of learning John Ybarra (CMN ’84) had never heard... read more

In Pursuit of Impact: Investigative Journalist Prabjot “PJ” Randhawa Garners Her First Emmy Award

In Pursuit of Impact: Investigative Journalist Prabjot “PJ” Randhawa Garners Her First Emmy Award

“It felt like jumping into a pool where you’re just overwhelmed with sensations,” says TV investigative journalist Prabjot “PJ” Randhawa... read more

"Here, We Do" Campaign Video Highlights Alumna Lourdes Duarte's Broadcast Journalism Career

"Here, We Do" Campaign Video Highlights Alumna Lourdes Duarte's Broadcast Journalism Career

College of Communication alumna Lourdes Duarte appears in a new video for DePaul University's "Here, We Do" campaign... read more

Dean Baquet to Receive Distinguished Journalist Award from DePaul University

Dean Baquet to Receive Distinguished Journalist Award from DePaul University

CHICAGO — Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, and WGN-TV news anchor Lourdes Duarte will receive awards from DePaul... read more

The Blue Demon and the Laker: Alumna Helps Kobe Bryant Inspire Youth

The Blue Demon and the Laker: Alumna Helps Kobe Bryant Inspire Youth

It’s the 2018 Academy Awards. Cast members from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” are presenting the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. Mark... read more

Career Outcomes 2017: Communication Grads Landed Relevant Jobs in Their Chosen Industries

Career Outcomes 2017: Communication Grads Landed Relevant Jobs in Their Chosen Industries

A degree from the College of Communication connects to student success at a high rate, as shown by the Career Outcomes report from the... read more

The Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence Honors Pauley, Pistone

The Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence Honors Pauley, Pistone

Jane Pauley, host of “CBS Sunday Morning,” and Ann Pistone (CMN ’90), investigative producer with ABC7 Chicago, were honored at the... read more

College of Communication Celebrates 10 Years at Alumni & Friends Reception

College of Communication Celebrates 10 Years at Alumni & Friends Reception

In honor of its 10th anniversary, the college hosted the inaugural Communication Alumni and Friends Awards on March 7, 2018. The special... read more

MCS Grad Alum David Stewart Works on Hal Ashby Doc

MCS Grad Alum David Stewart Works on Hal Ashby Doc

David Stewart, a 2016 alum of the Media and Cinema Studies graduate program, is part of the crew who worked on a new documentary about... read more

DePaul Alumna Kustok Primary Analyst for NBA Brooklyn Nets

DePaul Alumna Kustok Primary Analyst for NBA Brooklyn Nets

College of Communication alumna Sarah Kustok (Double Demon: BA, Communication '03; MA Organizational Communication, '05) has been... read more

Culp, Wilke Named in Who's Who Chicago by Crain's

Culp, Wilke Named in Who's Who Chicago by Crain's

Alumna Marty Wilke, president/GM at WBBM-TV Channel 2 Chicago, and our Public Relations and Advertising Professional Director Ron Culp... read more

Journalism Students, Faculty Nominated Lisagor Finalists

Journalism Students, Faculty Nominated Lisagor Finalists

DePaul Journalism students have been nominated as finalists in the Chicago Headline Club’s Peter Lisagor Awards for the second consecutive... read more

Alumna/Broadcast Exec Marty Wilke of CBS Chicago to Address Grads at June 11 Commencement

Alumna/Broadcast Exec Marty Wilke of CBS Chicago to Address Grads at June 11 Commencement

We are happy to announce that College of Communication alumna and WBBM-TV/CBS 2 Chicago President and General Manager Marty Wilke will be... read more

Alum Lourdes Duarte to Co-Anchor WGN Afternoon News Program

Alum Lourdes Duarte to Co-Anchor WGN Afternoon News Program

We take great pride in reporting that our alumna Lourdes Duarte will be co-anchoring WGN​'s 4 p.m. news program. Congratulations,... read more

Makagon on 'Sonic Storytelling' at Alumni University

Makagon on 'Sonic Storytelling' at Alumni University

  It’s no secret that the educational experiences at DePaul are wide-ranging and experiential. This week, we’re highlighting some of... read more

HTHC Alum Akinlawon Named in Top 40 Under 40 in Healthcare

HTHC Alum Akinlawon Named in Top 40 Under 40 in Healthcare

  Health Communication alumna Melissa Akinlawon has been cited as one of the nation's top 40 Under 40 in Healthcare by the... read more

Alumni Advice with Consultant Arbin Smith

Alumni Advice with Consultant Arbin Smith

Arbin Smith (CMN MA ’00) is an expert in taking the uncomfortable and making it comfortable. As a consultant for Deloitte, Smith works with... read more

The DePaulia: Celebrate Volume 100! Reception

The DePaulia: Celebrate Volume 100! Reception

This fall, The DePaulia, our award-winning student newspaper, will begin publishing its 100th volume. To mark the occasion, alumni of The... read more

College of Communication Grad Sees Advertising as Storytelling

College of Communication Grad Sees Advertising as Storytelling

As a college student majoring in hospitality leadership, Jose Juarez fell in love with advertising after realizing “advertising is... read more

What's It Like to Work in Media Planning?

What's It Like to Work in Media Planning?

Communication alum offers advice for others interested in careers as media directors

Alumni: Lauren Camplin

Alumni: Lauren Camplin

Graduate Camplin now working for ESPN

Journalism Alum Ali Trumbull Earns SPJ's Outstanding Graduate Award

Journalism Alum Ali Trumbull Earns SPJ's Outstanding Graduate Award

Recipient of the Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award