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50 years of teaching journalism

Investigate. Innovate. Inform.

Now is the time, SOC is the place.

Here in the nation's capital—where local news is national, or even international news—our students have unprecedented opportunities to report on our nation's policy makers and global thought leaders and to work side by side with top media outlets. Award-winning faculty come to campus to teach from their offices at The Washington Post, Bloomberg BNA, USA TODAY and NPR.

Our state-of-the-art studios and equipment will give you professional reporting experience and allow you to showcase your own work. The School of Communication's Media Production Center features an HD-equipped television studio, a broadcast newsroom with the Associated Press's ENPS, and editing suites for digital audio and video. Our Media Innovation Lab is high-tech, high-touch, and well-equipped for showcasing the work of students and faculty alike.

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Inside the Trump Presidency

What's it like to cover the White House in one of the most dynamic periods of American journalism?

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Degrees & Programs

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MA in Journalism & Public Affairs

Focus your career in investigative, broadcast, or international journalism.

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MA in Journalism & Digital Storytelling

Take your career to the next level by learning new ways to share stories and create impact with technology.

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BA in Journalism

Start your career with an impressive multimedia portfolio and a strong skillset in writing and reporting.

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Bringing Emmy-Winning News to Nashville

At first, I was in disbelief, then shock and awe since it was my first Emmy win.

Arrandondo currently files reports for WSMV early evening newscasts and occasionally fills in on the anchor desk for their morning and noon newscasts. She previously worked as a reporter at WTVC-TV in Chattanooga, TN and also worked as a weekend anchor and reporter at WTOV-TV in Steubenville, OH.

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Invaluable Network

Over the past year, SOC has hosted top journalists including former Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas; Washington Post Editor Martin Baron; CNN's Jake Tapper; ABC News Senior White House Correspondent and SOC alumna Cecilia Vega, and more. We embed students on the Washington Post investigative team where they work alongside professionals, contributing to in-depth, published projects. We leverage our long-standing relationships with NPR, NBC, CNN, CBS, Vox, National Geographic, Bloomberg BNA, USA TODAY and many more to provide you with exceptional internship, fellowship and career opportunities.

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