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 Sara Kuhlin Center features cutting-edge technology. READ MORE

News and Stories

Foust authors new edition of textbook

Foust authors new edition of textbook

Dr. James Foust, a professor and department chair of of the BGSU Department of Journalism and Public Relations, is lead author of the 12th edition of “Video Production Disciplines and Techniques." The book introduces readers to the operations underlying video production and the constant evolution of digital. Read More

Spring 2018 Trip to Paris

Spring 2018 Trip to Paris

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations will be taking 20 students to Paris, France to network with media outlets and public relations practitioners in spring 2018. The trip is 10 days in length, and allows students to experience internationalism journalism first-hand. 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