Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication


Despite all of the changes in the news industry over the last decade, one thing has stayed the same - journalism is an essential part of democracy. 

At Loyola University Chicago, we’re committed to ensuring journalism survives and thrives in the future. We teach students the skills every journalist must master, including:

  • Researching
  • Interviewing
  • Reporting
  • Writing
  • A commitment to ethics and social justice

We know technology has changed the way the public consumes journalism. So we also teach our students the other skills storytellers must excel at, including:

  • Shooting and editing photos and video
  • Recording and editing audio
  • Designing web sites and other types of content
  • Promoting content and understanding metrics
  • A willingness to explore emerging media

We don’t just teach students in the classroom. We help them learn in the real world too. We assist our multimedia journalism students in finding fulfilling internships before graduation. The downtown Chicago location of Loyola's Water Tower Campus, where most multimedia journalism classes are held, makes it easy for students to secure internships at renowned media outlets like the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, WLS and WMAQ. Our students can also intern for other organizations, such as non-profits and content creation companies, who need strong storytellers.

And don’t worry – there are jobs for multimedia journalists upon matriculation.

Graduates of our multimedia journalism program have secured employment at such organizations as:

You can read more about School of Communication alumni at Compass, a web site created by one of our Advanced Reporting classes.

To learn more about our classes, events, and the journalism industry, follow us on Facebook.

To speak with someone about our multimedia journalism major and minor, please contact Program Director, Patty Lamberti.