IUPUI Journalism

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations blends its 100-year history of preparing students for media careers with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis' dynamic environment in the state’s capitol, which serves as a backdrop to students’ projects and training.

Student journalists take courses with expert faculty, collaborate on projects outside the classroom and engage with their community, all with an eye on preparing for challenging media careers. As the media industry evolves, the Department of Journalism and Public Relations is preparing students for careers as traditional as print reporters or as cutting-edge as digital designers.

Not all learning takes place in the classroom. With Indianapolis as their beat, students cover events in the city, from the Statehouse three blocks away to international businesses to people in under-reported communities.

Students also have access to guest speakers and lecturers, career panels and other outstanding learning opportunities.


Forty years after its creation as a hub for bringing the best of Indiana University and Purdue University to the capitol city, IUPUI has come into its own as a magnet for students studying many disciplines. Its medical school, technology and engineering programs, business school and other divisions contributed to  U.S. News & World Report’s ranking IUPUI seventh in the country in a list of Up-and-Coming National Universities. More recently, Forbes listed it eighth in its study of Best Colleges in the Midwest.

Committed to diversity and civic engagement, IUPUI strives to arm students with more than a checklist of courses. Service learning and internships are just two of the supplements that benefit students and area organizations.

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Contact us:

  • For campus visits to the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, or for other information, contact (317) 278-5320 or send us an e-mail.