Department of Journalism & Public Relations
The Department of Journalism and Public Relations at BGSU trains the next generation of journalism and public relations professionals with the skills they need to be successful in this exciting and rapidly changing industry. We offer a mix of classroom instruction, practical, hands-on experience and connections to successful alumni and media organizations.
Our majors specialize in one of three sequences: broadcast journalism, multiplatform journalism or public relations. No matter the sequence, all students receive training to prepare them for the modern mobile and multimedia world. Kuhlin Center, our new home, allows students to practice their skills using some of the latest audio, video and multimedia technologies.
Our journalism program is nationally accredited by the ACEJMC, and because of our two-internship requirement, our graduates are guaranteed to have significant practical experience. Our program also boasts excellent graduation and retention rates. Students have many opportunities to learn journalism firsthand through our Falcon Media organizations.
On the Road
Alumnus Steve Hartman finds the interesting and unusual in his weekly “On the Road” features for CBS. Read More
News and Stories
Class of 2020 Gets With the Program
Almost 50 incoming Journalism and Public Relations students attended “Get With the Program” sessions at the start of fall semester. They got to meet one another, members of journalism and public relations faculty and alumni, as well as tour the new Kuhlin Center facilities including the converged newsroom. Read More
Boot Camp Trains NFL Players in Journalism
Thirteen current and former NFL players participated in the annual NFL Sports Journalism and Radio Boot Camp at BGSU. Faculty participants included Jim Foust, Terry Rentner and Kelly Taylor from the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. The event is part of the NFL Player Engagement Program and is hosted by BGSU journalism alumnus Dick Maxwell. Read More
Professor Studies Broadcast News in Germany
Dr. Kathy Bradshaw spent two weeks in Germany learning about politics, economics and broadcast journalism in Europe. As one of 12 RIAS Berlin Kommission Fellows, she attended presentations from commercial and government-funded television stations about news coverage. She also visited refugee centers and learned how they were becoming German citizens. Read More