As Medill moves into its second century, we are not content to rest on our laurels. We open this next chapter of the Medill story with an eye toward burnishing our already strong reputation as one of the world’s preeminent schools of journalism and integrated marketing communications.
Our curriculum will continue to be augmented with a host of real-world experiences that provide our students with myriad opportunities to apply their skills in professional settings. We will not only be an innovative training ground for aspiring storytellers and marketers, however.
We also will be a guiding force in the creation and implementation of new ventures that help transform the worlds of marketing, media and strategic communications as we plow deeper into the 21st century. Our faculty will remain engaged as practitioners and scholars, undertaking path-breaking work that sheds new light on the human condition and moves the industries we serve forward.
Among the key initiatives that will play an important part of our future is research that focuses on the sustainability of media, as well as data-driven storytelling and decision-making. We will experiment with machine learning and artificial intelligence and become a standard-bearer in diversity, equity and inclusion. Medill’s future is as bright and limitless as our imaginations. We look forward to the exciting new endeavors that lay before us.
Charles Whitaker (BSJ80, MSJ81)
Dean and Professor