The Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication plays a vital role in news and events not only at the University of Minnesota but also in local, national, and international media. Our faculty members are often called upon to share the expertise and opinions with a variety of media outlets.
2020 Above the Fold Recipients
Four alumni under 40 who have made significant contributions to their industries.
2020 Award for Excellence: Wing Young Huie
Huie (BA '79) exemplifies excellence, leadership and creativity in his field.
From the Director: COVID-19 Response
Learn what the Hubbard School is doing during the health crisis.
Helping Policy Makers Make a Difference
Associate Professor Matthew Weber studies how legislators find and use facts in their policies on adolescent depression.
Righting the Wrong: Navigating Misinformation on Social Media
Associate Professor Emily Vraga's research examines the impact that misinformation on social media has on interactions online.
Pass the pie and shut your piehole: Almost a third of Minnesotans have stopped talking to someone due to politics
The Charnley Project Class reports on politics and polarization.
Consumers Spending More on Online Subscriptions, New Study Finds
The study stems from a partnership between the Hubbard School, Star Tribune and News Media Alliance.
Eight Distinguished Fellows Join the Faculty this Fall
The new class of fellows support inclusion, equity and diversity in our courses.
Flagship for Whom?
As the Twin Cities campus has grown more selective, greater Minnesota student population has declined.
Elisia Cohen Receives Distinguished Mentor Award
She'll accept the award at the NCA conference in November.
New Study: Local News on Facebook
Associate Professor Matthew Weber leads the assessment of the critical information needs served through Facebook's TodayIn feature.
Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Habashy (B.A. ’07)
Balancing work and life, this alum helped create an inclusive Final Four experience in Minneapolis.
Why I Give: Kristen Smith Wenker (B.A. ’80)
In response to attacks on the free press, this alum decided to do something about it.
The Hubbard School Welcomes New Faculty Members
Three new faculty members join Murphy Hall in Fall 2019.
AEJMC 2019: Three graduate student papers earned top paper awards
And 57 Minnesota journalism scholars to serve as moderators, discussants, panelists, paper presenters and workshop leaders.
Hubbard School receives reaccreditation by ACEJMC.
The decision was made by the accrediting council on April 26, 2019.
NSAC Team Takes Home Third Place in District 8 Competition
The team received a total of four awards from the judges.
2019 Above the Fold Recipients
Four alumni under 40 who have made exciting contributions to their field.
2019 Award for Excellence: Jörg Pierach
Pierach (B.A. '89) exemplifies excellence, leadership, and creativity in his field.
What to teach journalism students when their field is under attack?
The same things you always do, of course — how to interview, how to understand, how to get stuff right. But they're going to need something more, too.
Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Yuccas (B.A. '03)
The CBS News Correspondent visited Murphy Hall and spent time with students, sharing her experiences.
Alumni Spotlight: Yuridia Ramírez (B.A. '11)
This alum is using journalism skills to study and tell the stories of Latino/Latina migrants.
Jake Steinberg Receives Hearst Honor
Steinberg received second place in the Feature Writing Category.
Two Students Accepted to News21 Program
Miguel Octavio and Jake Steinberg will participate during the 2019 Spring and Summer.
Assistant Professor Rebekah Nagler earns $356,125 grant
She'll study how conflicting health information may threaten the success of public health messages.
Assistant Professor Sherri Jean Katz Studying E-Cig Labels with NIH Grant
Her research is relevant to a recent FDA warning to E-cigarette companies.
Assistant Professor Belair-Gagnon selected as a Digital Journalism Research Fellow
The fellowship is offered through Oslo Metropolitan University
Seven New Distinguished Adjunct Fellows Join the Faculty this Fall.
The new fellows will support inclusion, equity and diversity in our courses.
We Are Liberal Arts: Karla Wennerstrom
As a journalist, Karla Wennerstrom (BA '95, journalism) deals with all kinds of obstacles on the fly, and must adapt to different situations quickly. Her real-world skills developed in her liberal arts degree gave her the tools to tell all kinds of stories no matter the circumstances.
On Purpose: Portrait of Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
To commemorate our 150th anniversary in 2018, the College of Liberal Arts commissioned 60 photographs taken by Xavier Tavera. Departments and programs partnered with Tavera to envision their images and to write the narratives that accompany each photograph. View On Purpose: Portrait of the Liberal Arts.
We Are Liberal Arts: Brette and Allison Stoneberg
Sisters Brette (BA ‘13, journalism) and Allie Stoneberg (BA ‘07, journalism) took their degrees into different fields. For Brette, it’s been operations and logistics; for Allie, it’s been media strategy and public relations. Brette would say to CLA students, “The competencies that you're working toward support a variety careers and a variety of successful options.”
Associate Professor Ken Doyle Publishes Book on Aging
Peace of Mind for Your Aging Parents is a financial, psychological and legal toolkit.
Why We Give: Joel and Laurie Kramer
By giving to HSJMC, the Kramers believe they're supporting democracy.
Alumni Spotlight: Byron Barnett
Barnett was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Leading Through Innovation
How the Hubbard School is shaping tomorrow’s storytellers through new initiatives.
Journalism, Civil Rights and Politics
HSJMC professor’s book shows how newspapers led the political struggle.
Each year, the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication awards more than 100 scholarships worth nearly $250,000 to HSJMC undergraduate majors and premajors.
Announcing: Journalist in Residence Program
An opportunity to collaborate with the Minnesota Journalism Center
Video: Making Media Law Great Again
Watch the 2017 Silha Lecture featuring David McCraw from the New York Times
Video: Crossing the Divide: Storytelling & Somali Identity in America
If you missed the event, you can watch it here.
Rebekah Nagler Published in Medical Care Journal
She was the lead author on a study about overdiagnosis and overtreatment breast cancer messaging.
Recent grad Gabriel Sanchez embarks on "Crossing the Divide"
Recent graduates of five public universities report on the issues dividing America with a fresh perspective.
Worthy of the Name
The University of Minnesota recognizes the Hubbard family's impact on media by renaming SJMC.
We're Hiring: Two Senior Tenured Faculty Positions
HSJMC in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications and nominations for two senior, tenured faculty positions, one in journalism/media and one in strategic communication
Gayle Golden Receives Top Teaching Award
Golden is the recipient of the 2016-17 Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Generous Professorship Opens Doors in Teaching
Carole Larson invests $1 million in teaching to honor her late husband.
Introducing New Director Elisia Cohen
Where she's been and what she has planned for the Hubbard School.
Paul & Hansen interviewed for The Information Advisor's Guide
The two professors talk about the state of news today.
Alum & instructor Peter Beck exhibits work at the Guthrie
This Q&A is featured in the Guthrie's program for the production of Refugia.
Check out the student-created Access U
Students in the community journalism class meet new challenge.
Strat Comm Students Help Create PSA
The idea for a Fox Sports North PSA was picked from the SJMC Campaigns class.
Call for Applications: Cross-country reporting fellowship ‘Crossing the Divide’
Fellowship brings together a team of diverse, emerging journalists to join in a reporting journey across America.
Giovanna Dell’Orto interviewed 61 foreign correspondents across the globe, illuminating eight decades of Associated Press reportage.
Kirtley takes U.S. Media, Law & Ethics to Latvia
One visit to Latvia wasn’t enough for Jane Kirtley, and two might not have been either.
Book Release: Future-Proofing the News
Kathleen Hansen and Nora Paul uncover the haphazard history of American news annals.
Jon Bream Selected for 2017 Award for Excellence
SJMC Alumni Society Board selects the Minneapolis arts critic for the distinguished award.
Elisia Cohen Named Director of School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Elisia Cohen will be the next director of the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, effective June 30, 2017.
The Essential Art of Storytelling
Sure, a journalism degree opens doors in the exciting world of newsrooms. But it’s also a prized entrée to a wide range of vibrant fields, from tech startups to courtrooms to socially active nonprofits.
Alumni Spotlight: Jason Bakker (B.A. Advertising, 2000)
The SJMC alumnus talks about taking Campus Media Group from selling ad space in college newspapers to a leader in reaching the elusive college student demographic.
From Big Vision to Concrete Impact
During the past 15 years, a $10 million gift from the Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation has allowed SJMC to develop some of today’s best communicators and breathe new life into the curriculum.
Starting with a tiny radio station launched by Stanley E. Hubbard nearly a century ago, the Hubbard family went on to build a powerful group of television and radio stations nationwide. Here’s how they did it.