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.

Experienced in journalism? Interested in teaching in the department? Apply for part-time adjunct positions here.

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On the Road

On the Road

Alumnus Steve Hartman finds the interesting and unusual in his weekly “On the Road” features for CBS. Read More

New Home, New Facilities

State-of-the-art Michael and Sarah Kuhlin Center features cutting-edge technology. READ MORE

News and Stories

BGSU Alumnus Takes on New York Fashion Week

BGSU Alumnus Takes on New York Fashion Week

Calvin Walker ’09 has taken his BGSU degree to the New York fashion industry where he is making an impact domestically and globally. As the senior manager of social and digital media for Calvin Klein in New York City, Walker manages a team of junior managers and assistants. Their role is to oversee global, social and digital activity—a year-round responsibility with a little more significance during events such as the highly visible New York Fashion Week. Read More

Boot Camp Trains NFL Players in Journalism

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

From BGSU to the Big Apple

From BGSU to the Big Apple

For Hannah Tempel ’16, being fresh out of Bowling Green State University and landing a dream job in New York City has been nothing short of an adventure. Tempel currently works at Ogilvy Public Relations (OPR) as a senior account executive and employee engagement manager.   As part of her job, she focuses on public relations tasks while working one-on-one with the managing director of content and media strategy and the managing director of the NYC office to enhance the OPR culture. Read More