Studying Journalism at Miami University
Miami University’s Journalism Program has a strong commitment to professional training across all media and to liberal arts education. Our emphasis is on educating students broadly as capable writers and critical thinkers. Our faculty grounds students in basic reporting, interviewing, storytelling and editing skills for print, electronic and digital media. Many classes produce stories for regional media to give students professional experience, along with internships and study-abroad experiences. Learn more about the Journalism Program.
Unique Course To Produce Freedom Summer Film
Miami history and filmmaking professors will teach a special topics course during 2013-'14 that takes students back to the summer of 1964 on campus, when Miami played an unusual role in the civil rights movement.
Over two semesters, students will produce a historical documentary that will air during the 50th Anniversary Freedom Summer Conference in fall 2014.
In June 1964, hundreds of people - mostly young and white - came to the Western College for Women (now part of Miami) for training before embarking on voter registration campaigns in Mississippi. They risked their lives for civil rights - in fact, not all survived.
COM/JRN 450Y Documenting Freedom Summer is open to all majors and requires no prior film production experience. It will be taught by Dr. Nishani Frazier and Kathy Conkwright. Download the flyer.