Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Faculty & Staff Directory

John Slania

Title/s: Associate Dean
Senior Professional in Residence

Office #: School of Communication 237

Phone: 312.915.6524

E-mail: jslania@luc.edu


John Slania was named Associate Dean for the School of Communication in the Summer of 2013. He was previously program director for the SOC's Journalism program. Slania 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.

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 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 monthly column.


MSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

B.S. with a double major in Communication and English at Loyola University Chicago

Courses Taught

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.