Front Page News
Through a unique partnership, AU School of Communication students regularly cover local stories for The Washington Post as interns or fellows. These opportunities often lead to full-time jobs; four out of five stories on one recent Metro front page were written by SOC students or alumni.
Plug into the best internships, such as those at NPR, VOA, The Washington Post, USA Today, SOC's Investigative Reporting Workshop and more. Connect with cutting-edge faculty teaching courses from the heady to the hands-on, in everything from web design to Race, Ethnic and Community reporting.
We like to say if you can be a journalist here, you can be a journalist anywhere. Learn investigative reporting from internationally acclaimed faculty. Explore the halls of Congress next to working media. Produce news for audio, video and mobile platforms.
SOC's undergraduate program was named one of the Top 50 in the U.S. by College Media Matters. We teach basics like digital skills, writing and reporting and work up to courses that could include ethics, law, health reporting and advanced reporting. You will specialize in broadcast or print journalism, but everyone gets the same basic skills.
Our graduate programs dive deeper into policy, politics, Washington or technology. Choose the investigative journalism specialty and study under legends such as Chuck Lewis. Select broadcast and produce news for multiple platforms as you master video, audio and mobile storytelling. Focus on international journalism and explore the globe through critical issues facing international journalists today. A host of prestigious fellowships and internships await as springboards for your career.
SOC Announces Investigative Practicum with Washington Post
Pulitzer Prize-winner John Sullivan will head this innovative program that places students inside the Post's investigative unit beginning in fall 2013. The practicum will be available exclusively to SOC graduate journalism students.