Notable internships and scholarships
Statehouse News Bureau Fellowship, 2012
Statehouse News Bureau Fellowship, 2011; Pulliam Fellowship, 2012
Statehouse News Bureau Fellowship, 2011
Semester In Washington, 2011
Wilhelm Foreign Correspondence Scholarship for Washington Post in Colombia, 2011
OHIO Student Trustee, 2011-13
There are many ways to get the news these days, and Americans spend more time with the news than over much of the past decade. Digital platforms are playing a larger role in news consumption, and they seem to be more than making up for the modest declines in audience for traditional platforms. As a result, the average time Americans spend with the news on a given day is as high as it was in the mid-1990s, when audiences for traditional news sources were much larger; instead of replacing traditional news platforms, Americans are increasingly integrating new technologies into their news consumption habits. Here at OHIO, we also apply journalistic principles to our Strategic Communications curriculum. Creativity and business problem solving is becoming the vital, new currency for brands and organizations. We are equipping students with all the strategic, management, and creative tools necessary to thrive in the exciting and ever-changing fields of advertising and public relations.
Why Ohio University
Journalism is a profession that incorporates knowledge from various disciplines, as well as critical thinking and practical application skills. Students in OHIO's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism are positioned to learn how to prepare and present news and information in a changing media landscape, as well as how to communicate messages on behalf of companies and organizations. A journalism degree also provides key verbal and written skills, an analytic mindset and inquisitive nature necessary to be successful in a variety of professions.
Our great alumni
Our Society of Alumni and Friends as well as several thousand journalism alumni across the country give you a strong network of Bobcat contacts and mentors working in and outside of the specific sequence areas offered in our curriculum.
BSJ ‘12, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Local Coverage as part of the Salt Lake Tribune staff (2017)
BSJ ‘17 two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize (2012, Breaking News)
MSJ ‘94three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for photography (2008, Public Service; 1988, Feature Photography; 1986, Spot News Photography)
BSJ ‘94, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting
BSJ ‘82, MS’98, winner of the 1992 Feature Photography Pulitzer Prize for ‘Age 21 in America,’ a photo essay of the lives of young adults
BSJ ‘69 and HON ’93, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist for The Chicago Tribune
BSC ‘88, Los Angeles Times staff writer, was part of a team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Gold Medal for Public Service for a series of articles about problems at an inner-city hospital
BSJ '74, supervising editor of Albuquerque Tribune series on Americans unwittingly used for government radiation experiments that won 1994 Pulitzer Prize
BSJ '74, 1997 Pulitzer Prize winner for Investigative Reporting Photography (Dayton Daily News)
BSJ '69, 2002 Pulitzer Prize winner for Wall Street Journal coverage of Sept. 11
BSJ '50, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for The Chicago Tribune
BS '43, winner of 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Music Criticism (New York Times)
The JSchool recognizes the importance of students gaining media experience while working toward their degrees. Spending all four years of undergraduate study as a journalism major means you can graduate with four years of experience.
Global connections and opportunities
Students in the JSchool can participate in innovative global programs through its Institute for International Journalism, which offers international internship experiences as well as other study abroad programs.
The Institute for Internal Journalism provides opportunities for students to gain experience outside the United States.
Scripps students covered the World Cup Soccer Tournament in 2014.
In a communication college designated as a “Center of Excellence in Culture and Societal Transformation”
As a student in the JSchool you will benefit from being in the Scripps College of Communication, recently designated by Ohio's Board of Regents as a "Center of Excellence" in the state of Ohio. Being in the Scripps College of Communication provides you access to communication-specific Residential Learning Community programs for our first-year students, as well as hands-on student media programs across the spectrum of communication industries.
The JSchool's faculty have the ideal blend of professional journalism experience and advanced degrees. We are committed educators, with strong classroom skills. We're also scholars, adding knowledge to the broad field of journalism. And we value advising, matching every journalism student with a faculty member for regular discussions of course work and professional opportunities.
Meet some of the Scripps faculty
Great classmates, nationally recognized professional organizations
Because of the reputation of the JSchool, we are able to ensure that you will have exceptional classmates. In journalism classes, you'll often be working on team projects. Collaborating with smart, motivated students will make you better. This is why our student organizations routinely win national recognition for their work. Most recently, our Society of Professional Journalists chapter won best-in-the-nation honors. Other groups include Public Relations Student Society of America, Radio Television Digital News Association, Ad Club, Association of Women in Communication, Black Student Communication Caucus, and Students for Global Media and Diversity. Read more about these organizations.
Accreditation (it matters!)
As a program accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, we keep the size of skills courses at a student-teacher ratio that optimizes learning conditions for students. Accreditation ensures the quality of our faculty, facilities, as well as curriculum.
Great facilities that keep getting better
Knowing how to use the latest technology is important in any journalism career. The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is committed to equipping its facilities with state-of-the-art technology. A new home for the Scripps College of Communication, the Schoonover Center, provides additional resources for journalism students at Ohio University.
At a price that’s right
While the cost of higher education is going up, the cost of OHIO compared to other top jschools shows that we are a tremendous value. The charts below are based on figures from the College Board website, which provides comparative data for colleges across the country. See OHIO's website on fees for additional information about the costs at OHIO.
The chart to the left shows the dollars saved over a four-year period when Ohio students stay close to home.
Non-Ohio students also can save a lot when comparing OHIO's out-of-state tuition rates.