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Practice innovative real-world journalism from day one, with guidance from our all-star, Pulitzer- and Peabody-winning faculty. All at one of the nation's top public universities, on the doorstep of the journalism capital of the world.
The Philip Merrill College of Journalism prepares you for the real world. Our students report from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis and College Park through our Capital News Service. They investigate issues of national importance at the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism and learn to look beyond the box score at The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism. Data reporting is weaved through every inch of our curriculum and practiced in our signature programs. Our graduates are hired and desired by the top news outlets in the country.
There are a few standout journalism colleges in the country. But Merrill is the only one standing in the media capital of the world, which serves as its laboratory.
The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism allows students to work with news organizations and universities across the country to report stories of national and international importance.
The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism prepares students to be innovators and leaders in all facets of sports media. Its experiential curriculum and public programs elevate and amplify discussion of race, gender, politics and the world.
Capital News Service
Overseen by professional journalists, Capital News Service is the University of Maryland’s student-powered news organization with bureaus and news teams in Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington and College Park.
National Association of Black Journalists
NABJ, headquartered in Knight Hall, is an organization of journalists, students and media professionals providing quality programs and services to, and advocating on behalf of, Black journalists.
More Centers and Organizations
The Philip Merrill College of Journalism hosts and supports a number of signature centers and organizations in Knight Hall, a state-of-the-art facility just a few miles from Washington, D.C.
The college's faculty and graduate students are active researchers, serving the public and the profession by producing rigorous scholarly work that seeks to improve journalism.
Truly one of the great journalism schools.
COLLEGE PARK (5/14/20) — Veteran journalist, professor, author and lawyer Mark Hyman has been named the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism’s inaugural George Solomon Endowed Chair in Sports Journalism, Dean Lucy A. Dalglish announced Thursday.
COLLEGE PARK (5/27/20) — University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism visiting professor DeNeen L. Brown has been appointed to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, Dean Lucy A. Dalglish announced. The appointment has been approved by University President Wallace D. Loh.
Dear Merrill College Graduates, We know you’re concerned, and that might be putting it lightly. Between the global pandemic and the ongoing protests, you graduated amid a confluence of crises unseen in this country for decades. The job market is far from encouraging, and we know you’re scared. We watched in horror over the past 10 days as the institutions we rely upon to serve and protect us targeted people of color and those in our profession. Most of us cannot even imagine the thoughts, feelings, frustrations and fears of our black graduates, in particular.