About the J-School
Spartans are leading the media revolution.
It’s been that way for 100 years, since Michigan Agricultural College offered its first course to students seeking to be journalists. Today, the Michigan State University School of Journalism is an international leader in shaping and redefining the evolving field of journalism.
Every day across the globe, Spartans use the craft of journalism to improve their communities, ensure justice and share stories to lift the human spirit. They are Pulitzer Prize winners, community newspaper publishers, television news anchors and multimedia producers. They report on city councils, school boards and state legislatures. They photograph marches for peace and are embedded with soldiers to tell the stories of war.
Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for the future of the industry. In addition to teaching valuable journalism skills across platforms, the School of Journalism trains critical thinkers to become leaders and visionaries in the field.
Spartans are highly sought by news media employers and are successful in the industry for both their intense training and their flexibility in the field. Our alumni work in a broad range of positions in online media, television stations, newspapers, magazines, public relations, universities and government as writers, reporters, editors, designers, multimedia professionals, photographers, videographers, managers and teachers.
The J-School at MSU has a nationally and internationally known faculty. Among them are a Pulitzer Prize winner, a former globe-trotting Time magazine reporter and editor, the former graphics editor of Newsweek, world-class researchers and specialist faculty with extensive experience in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, web, news graphics, design and media law.