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DePaul’s journalism program has distinguished itself among legacy journalism schools in Chicago and across the nation. As a journalism student, you’ll develop a skill set that prepares you for a career as a multimedia content producer and visual storyteller.

Skills to position you in the job market

Because the field of journalism is constantly evolving, you’ll be on the cutting edge of industry trends, using professional equipment, software and online tools. You’ll have access to DePaul’s green screen studio, control room, editing suites and other digital equipment facilities.

Our flexible curriculum centers on the technical skills, ethics and dedication necessary to report the news. We offer a variety of course topics allowing you to tailor your coursework to your interests. Course topics include:

  • multimedia
  • online reporting
  • digital news production
  • news editing
  • feature writing
  • magazine reporting
  • journalism law and ethics
  • international reporting
  • investigative reporting and FOIA
  • photojournalism
  • radio news
  • sports reporting
  • television news

“The equipment we used at DePaul is the same equipment I used in my first two reporting jobs. I was responsible for shooting and editing my own material so having that experience from DePaul—the skills I learned, plus having experience with the equipment—definitely helped me when applying for jobs. There isn't a lot of time for training in this industry so it was a benefit to my employer and me that I could hit the ground running in many areas.”

Katie (MA ’12)
News Reporter, KTVI FOX 2

Katie, MA Journalsim alumna 

Get involved with student media

Contribute to or join the staff of our award-winning student media such as The DePaulia newspaper, Good Day DePaul TV broadcast, Radio DePaul and 14 East Magazine. Our student media outlets were awarded over 15 major student journalism awards in 2016, including the prestigious Associated Collegiate Presses’ Newspaper Pacemaker Award for The DePaulia.

Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence

The Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence provides students and professionals with training, teaching, expertise and outreach efforts. The center was founded in 2016 to bridge gaps between the academic and professional worlds. Learn more about the center.


Our student media outlets received more than 30 major student journalism awards in 2019-20.


of Journalism MA graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.