Journalism & Public Relations

The Journalism and Public Relations major 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.

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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 Sara Kuhlin Center features cutting-edge technology. READ MORE

News and Stories

Rentner Book Challenges Readers to ‘Make the Call’

Rentner Book Challenges Readers to ‘Make the Call’

Instead of a sidebar to the news, today sport is news, according to Dr. Terry Rentner, a professor of journalism and public relations in Bowling Green State University’s School of Media and Communication. The sports world has become a microcosm of the issues facing society, from ethics to gender to health, race and social media. Read More

Journalism Student Brings New Organization to BGSU

Journalism Student Brings New Organization to BGSU

A new organization has made its way to Bowling Green State University (BGSU) thanks to Journalism and Public Relations major Jen Riess. Riess became passionate about the Child Rescue Coalition (CRC) because after watching a video of Blake Lively explaining the organization. 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