The Department of Journalism at UW Oshkosh is an accredited program by the national Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The department has more than 300 journalism majors and minors, and offers emphases in advertising, public relations, writing/editing, visual and media studies.
Journalism moved into the new academic building, Sage Hall, in the summer of 2011. The department has three fully equipped computer labs, which have a maximum of 15 students per lab, and a new digital photo lab. In addition to emphasis-specific skills, students learn how to use new and emerging media and Web page production to prepare them for today’s digital media workplace.
Students also meet with journalism faculty to register for classes each semester. The faculty members discuss the students’ career plans and offer advice on which courses to take.
Spring 2013 Internship Newsletter now available
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Recent graduate Carly Darrow launches third DNR blog
Alumni Rebakah Peppler featured in blog Plated:The Dish
See what the recipient of 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award is up to. Read the blog article here.
Shane Arman wins top PRWeek Award
On March 7, UW Oshkosh journalism alumnus Shane Arman received the 2013 PRWeek Young PR Professional of the Year Award. To read about it, click here.
Journalism students place as National Finalists in the 33rd annual College Photography Contest
Jeremy Ott, Emily Polzin, Jasmine Buchberger, Bree Surges, Brittany Farrell, Hajra Ahmad, Hannah Becker, and Kaila Kissinger all placed as National Finalists in Spring 2013 in the 33rd Annual College Photography Contest sponsored by Photographer's Forum.
Maguire on sabbatical, will study 'genius' journalist
Journalism professor Miles Maguire is on sabbatical this spring and will be examining the work and career of the late Thomas Whiteside, who wrote for "The New Yorker" for 45 years. See the story on him and others at UW Oshkosh Today.
Two Journalism alums honored at 2012 Alumni Awards Dinner
Rebekah Peppler '08, food editor of "Tasting Table", turns her passion for food and writing into a tasty career. Read more about Rebekah here.
Vanessa Verbitsky '08, associate communications manager with the U. S. Olympic Committee, has turned her love of sports and writing into a winning career. Click here for more information on Vanessa.
Not-for-Profit workshop a collaboration between Journalism and Continuing Education
Read about the exciting work that was done in Dr. Henderson's Application of New and Emerging Media course in collaboration with Continuing Education. Click on the link to read the article.
Spring 2012 Alumni Newsletter
Click on the link here to catch up on developments in the Department of Journalism in the past year. Find out about the latest graduates to be selected for Outstanding Young Alumni awards, the program's re-accreditation, results of the competition classes, an award for the Advance-Titan, the redesigned website, and much more.
The name of the campus PRSSA chapter has officially been changed to The Dr. Julie Henderson Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Henderson has been PRSSA faculty adviser since 1993.
The formal process to change a chapter name has to be initiated by the student officers. Their request then must be approved by the national boards of both the Public Relations Student Society of America and the Public Relations Society of America.
Since 1993, chapter teams have earned 23 national competition awards, plus numerous other chapter and individual recognitions at the national level.
Henderson, a professor in the Department of Journalism, also served as PRSSA National Faculty Adviser from 2009-2011. Through her efforts, the campus public relations program was certified through the Certification in Education for Public Relations this year, making it the only CEPR program in Wisconsin.
The UW Oshkosh PRSSA chapter president is Jessica Bedore, a senior majoring in journalism.
See video highlights of journalism 2011 Homecoming Reunion
Here's your chance to see some of the events that occurred at the October 2011 Homecoming Reunion. Click to view video clips from the alumni panel discussion and open house presentation, or to view a YouTube video of the Department of Journalism past and present.
Click here to see a video of the Alumni Award winners — three from the journalism department — who reflect on the university's growth and the impact their UW-Oshkosh education had on their lives. Or hear about the Social Media Tweet-up that the Journalism Department hosted, presented by journalism alumnus Troy Janisch
In addition, here are links to two documents that were handed out. One is a history of the evolution of the department from 1966 to present. The other is a fund-raising initiative for the department that was unveiled at the open house. The letter explains the initiative and the committee that is heading the fund-raising drive, and a list of journalism funds and scholarships where donations can be directed. Also, read Your Lead, Our Story comments sent in by alumni. Or, if you're an alumni, add your lead now.
Public Relations program only one in state to have CEPR designation
The UW Oshkosh Department of Journalism’s public relations program was informed Sept. 9, 2011, that its application for Certification in Public Relations was approved.
UW Oshkosh becomes the first university in Wisconsin and only one of 28 universities in the world with this designation.