There’s no better time to become a Merrill journalist. Take advantage of our location near Washington, D.C., Annapolis and Baltimore. Combine that with real world experience, fabulous internships, a focus on sports and public affairs/investigative and data journalism as well as 21st century technical skills and you will graduate a professional ready for the real world.  Apply to the University of Maryland.

As a Merrill journalist you will be able to take advantage of a program no other journalism school can offer:

  • A small college atmosphere in a major metropolitan research university;
  • The award-winning student powered Capital News Service;
  • An expanded curriculum ranging from specialized writing, sports and coding to the use of big data and investigative journalism;
  • Modern broadcast facilities with plans to go HD in the fall of 2015;
  • Exposure to new media and online technologies;
  • A sports journalism program with ties to the Big 10 Network and major sports outlets in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
  • Internships that provide real-world experience in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and throughout the United States.

    Merrill student Angelo Bavaro on the Today Show set.

    Merrill student Angelo Bavaro on the Today Show set.

  • Active student organizations that include the Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Photographers Association, Maryland Association of Black Journalists, AP Sports Editors Association and Association of Women in Sports Media.
  • On-campus media opportunities working with WMUC radio, The Diamondback student newspaper and five other campus publications, and volunteering with CNS’s Maryland Dateline student newscast at UMTV.
  • Opportunities and programs offered by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism and the Hubert H. Humphrey Journalism Fellowship Program.
  • The Merrill College hosts the National headquarters of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society for Features Journalism.