Learn from the best. Become one of the best.
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.
Merrill College Names Sarah Oates, Alexander Pyles and Linda Steiner Associate Deans in New Leadership Structure
COLLEGE PARK — The University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism has named faculty members Dr. Sarah Oates, Alexander Pyles and Dr. Linda Steiner its new associate deans, Dean Rafael Lorente announced.
Merrill College’s Local News Network Publishes Project on Maryland Public School Contract Expenditures
COLLEGE PARK — The Local News Network at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism on Monday published its latest project, "Contracted Out," an unprecedented look at how Maryland's public schools do business.
The Washington Post Announces 2023 Class of Academic Year Fellows from Merrill College, Howard University
The Washington Post is delighted to announce the 2023 class of Academic Year Fellows who will cover sports, edit breaking news and enterprise stories, produce audio, and report on climate and environment alongside award-winning journalists during their fall semester. In partnership with Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications and the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, two students from each school will join the Post newsroom for 10 weeks for an immersive experience working in a rigorous, fast-paced, 24-hour news environment.