50 Best Journalism Schools and Programs at U.S. Colleges & Universities

A list of 50 undergraduate journalism programs I consider to be the best in the U.S.

Best Journalism Schools at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Here is a list of what I consider the best journalism schools at U.S. colleges and universities. It was created after a faculty colleague in another field recently asked me what journalism schools I would most recommend for her college-bound son, who is apparently an aspiring newshound.

Oh Journalism School, How We Love/Loathe Thee: Part 17,689

Two recent pieces brought journalists’ love/hate relationship with journalism school back into the spotlight.  In the hate camp, Richard Sine writes on HuffPo with exasperated astonishment that anyone would pay for a journalism education given the current state of the economy and field. — In his piece, headlined subtly “Close the J-Schools,” Sine opines, “These […]

J-Schools Will Play Catchup Forever in New Media Age

While it has been reported with increasing regularity by evermore news media and with ever-greater blogysteria over the past 18 months, the trend apparently did not become real until a few days ago when The New York Times said so: Journalism schools are struggling to stay ahead of the new media curve in planning their […]

The What: Journalism School Enrollment Is Up. Now Let’s Get to the Why

A series of recent news items have confirmed that the reports of j-school enrollment increases amid the profession’s economic doom-and-gloom have NOT been greatly exaggerated. While some pieces have provided glimpses into possible reasons, the lingering larger-picture question remains: WHY?

Journalism Still the Popular Kid in School

Even amid an industry-wide shrink-fest and an upside-down-inside-out topsy-turvydom to all-things-journalism, students still want to study the craft- more than ever.  It’s not a fluke.  It’s seemingly fact.  A sampling of recent reports: — As the Press Gazette report notes, in England, applications from students aspiring to obtain journalism degrees from the country’s universities are […]

links for 2008-12-25

“Campus gossip Web site tests freedom of speech”: One student’s take on the continuing Juicy Campus saga (Poughkeepsie Journal) ———– “Students see the possibilities”: A journalism professor writes about what keeps students joining J&MC programs (Miami Herald) ———– “College students learn records may be open, courtesy not a given”: A rundown of j-students’ experiences gathering […]