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The University of Maryland is uniquely located near Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Such a perfect location gives Philip Merrill College of Journalism students the special opportunity to examine, understand and report on the most important government activities and debates of our day. We help them — and will help you — become fearless journalists.

Our undergraduate and graduate journalism programs offer students the practical courses, investigative focus and proximity to experts and decision-makers to make this possible. Student work has appeared on the front pages of The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun. Our student investigation into human sex trafficking in Maryland was judged by the Society of Professional Journalists in September 2016 as the best in the nation.

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Humphrey Fellow Andras Petho Publishes Front Page Washington Post Article


Humphrey Fellow Andras Petho at the Washington Post.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. РWhen Hungarian investigative reporter Andras Petho came to the University of Maryland as a Humphrey Fellow this past year, little did he realize just how life-changing it would be. The whole purpose of the Humphrey Fellowship program  is to give working professionals from around the world Рmost of them journalists Рa chance to learn about state-of-the art professional practices. The program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department at colleges and universities throughout the nation.

Here at Maryland, the Philip Merrill College of Journalism has hosted the Humphrey Fellowship program for many years. It provides “an exchange between the developing world and the United States. An opportunity to form enduring friendships and collaborations,” says Director Serap Rada.

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