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School of Communication

John Slania


John T. Slania
Title: Senior Professional in Residence,
Program Director Journalism, Internship Coordinator
Office #: School of Communication 207
Phone: 312.915.6524
E-mail: jslania@luc.edu

John Slania, program director for the School of Communication's Journalism program, is a veteran Chicago journalist who brings real-life newsroom instruction to the classroom. He was a reporter and editor at the Daily Herald, Milwaukee Journal and Chicago Tribune. ‌Slania teaches Reporting & Writing Across Platforms, Writing for the Web, Sports Journalism, and Writing for Business and ‌Trade Publications as well as overseeing the annual publication of Mosaic‌. The Mosaic, which focuses on issues of social justice, is produced by the Advanced Reporting class each fall. The first issue of the Mosaic came out spring 2004.

The Loyola Student Dispatch originated in Slania's Reporting and Writing classes and gives students the opportunity to cover breaking news stories and get them posted on a website. Loyolans can follow LSD on Twitter and Facebook. 

He also serves as an advisor for The Loyolan student yearbook and Diminuendo student literary magazine.

‌Slania has an MSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. A Loyola alumnus, he earned his BS with a double major in Communication and English. 

Slania continues to practice journalism, and is a regular contributor to Crain's Chicago Business and a sports business columnist for the Daily Heralds Business Ledger. He writes a monthy column.


School of Communication · 820 N. Michigan Ave
Water Tower Campus · Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6548 · Fax: 312.915.6955
E-mail: LoyolaSOC@luc.edu

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