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Journalism

While the University of Michigan does not currently offer a degree program in journalism, there are a wide variety of resources available within the English Department and across campus campus for Michigan students interested in reality-based narrative and documentary forms, including journalistic writing, creative nonfiction, and the many types of storymaking that fall somewhere in between.

Opportunities offered by the Department of English include:

  • Hopwood Award for Excellence in Journalism

  • Funded Journalism Internships for English majors and minors

  • Minor in Creative Writing (with an optional track in creative nonfiction)

  • Minor in Narrative & Documentary Studies (anticipated launch in Winter 2020)

  • Individual course offerings, such as:

    • Eng 244 - Introduction to Literary Journalism

    • Eng 322 - Community Journalism (see this recent profile on the LSA website)

    • Eng 325 - Art of the Essay

    • Eng 326 - Community Writing and Public Culture

    • Eng 344 - Public Writing

    • Eng 345 - The New Essay

    • Eng 425 - Advanced Essay Writing / Immersion Writing

Other departments and programs offering relevant courses include:

Additional campus resources for aspiring public writers and journalists include:

  • Wallace House - a campus hub for journalistic research and outreach that sponsors a regular lecture series featuring high-profile journalists from around the globe

  • Michigan Daily - a prize-winning student publication offering hands-on training opportunities