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Notable internships and scholarships

Pat Holmes
Pat Holmes

Statehouse News Bureau Fellowship, 2012

Alex Stuckey
Alex Stuckey

Statehouse News Bureau Fellowship, 2011; Pulliam Fellowship, 2012

Tristan Navera
Tristan Navera

Statehouse News Bureau Fellowship, 2011

Pam Engel
Pam Engel

Semester In Washington, 2011

Adam Leibendorfer
Adam Leibendorfer

Wilhelm Foreign Correspondence Scholarship for Washington Post in Colombia, 2011

Allison Arnold
Allison Arnold

OHIO Student Trustee, 2011-13

Why Journalism

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.

Pulitzer Winners

Michel duCille
Michel duCille

MSJ ‘94three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize forphotography (2008, Public Service; 1988, Feature Photography; 1986, Spot News Photography)

Joe Mahr
Joe Mahr

BSJ ‘94, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

John Kaplan
John Kaplan

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

Clarence Page
Clarence Page

BSJ ‘69 and HON ’93, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist for The Chicago Tribune

Steve Hymon
Steve Hymon

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

Neal Pattison
Neal Pattison

BSJ '74, supervising editor of Albuquerque Tribune series on Americans unwittingly used for government radiation experiments that won 1994 Pulitzer Prize

Skip Peterson
Skip Peterson

BSJ '74, 1997 Pulitzer Prize winner for Investigative Reporting Photography (Dayton Daily News)

June Kronholz
June Kronholz

BSJ '69, 2002 Pulitzer Prize winner for Wall Street Journal coverage of Sept. 11

Paul Gapp
Paul Gapp

BSJ '50, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for The Chicago Tribune

Donal Henahan
Donal Henahan

BS '43, winner of 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Music Criticism (New York Times)

Hands-on experience

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.

Students involved in the Institute for International Journalism

The Institute for Internal Journalism provides opportunities for students to gain experience outside the United States.

Scripps' students attend a US Mens National Soccer Team press conference during the 2014 World Cup.

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.

Great faculty

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

Andy Alexander
Andy Alexander
Bob Benz
Bob Benz
Joseph Bernt
Joseph Bernt
Brook Beshah
Brook Beshah
Bojinka Bishop
Bojinka Bishop
Charles Borghese
Charles Borghese
Patricia Cambridge
Patricia Cambridge
Anne Cooper-Chen
Anne Cooper-Chen
Eddith Dashiell
Eddith Dashiell
Craig Davis
Craig Davis
Bernhard Debatin
Bernhard Debatin
Aimee Edmondson
Aimee Edmondson
Dru Evarts
Dru Evarts
Dan Farkas
Dan Farkas
Michelle Ferrier
Michelle Ferrier
Ellen Gerl
Ellen Gerl
Marilyn Greenwald
Marilyn Greenwald
Kevin Grieves
Kevin Grieves
Elizabeth Hendrickson
Elizabeth Hendrickson
Justice Hill
Justice Hill
Tom Hodges
Tom Hodges
Tom Hodson
Tom Hodson
Ralph Izard
Ralph Izard
Parul Jain
Parul Jain
Yusuf Kalyango
Yusuf Kalyango
Hugh Martin
Hugh Martin
Hans Meyer
Hans Meyer
Tom Peters
Tom Peters
Ron Pittman
Ron Pittman
Bill Reader
Bill Reader
Mary Rogus
Mary Rogus
Peter Shaplen
Peter Shaplen
Tim Sharp
Tim Sharp
Jerry Sloan
Jerry Sloan
Jatin Srivastava
Jatin Srivastava
Guido Stempel
Guido Stempel
Robert Stewart
Robert Stewart
Thomas Suddes
Thomas Suddes
Michael Sweeney
Michael Sweeney
Patrick Washburn
Patrick Washburn
Nerissa Young
Nerissa Young

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.

This chart shows the dollars saved over a four-year period when Ohio students stay close to home.

The chart to the left shows the dollars saved over a four-year period when Ohio students stay close to home.

This chart shows non-Ohio students also can save a lot when comparing OHIO's out-of-state tuition rates.

Non-Ohio students also can save a lot when comparing OHIO's out-of-state tuition rates.