The DeWitt Wallace Center serves the student community through:

  • Teaching: Students can find Journalism and Media courses under the JAM prefix in the registration system, enroll in the JAM minor, and participate in independent studies with faculty. Professor Stephen Buckley is director of undergraduate services.
  • Research positions: The Center hires more than a dozen students each year through the Reporters’ Lab, The 9th Street Journal, the Tech Policy Lab, and the Center’s general offices. Research positions are listed on JobX throughout the year.
  • Internship and career counseling: The Center’s faculty and staff provide career guidance and information about internship and post-college job opportunities. The Center also connects student to alumni in the field. Contact Shelley Stonecipher for more information about alumni connections.
  • Events and speaker series: The Center brings more than a dozen journalists and media experts to campus each semester, making them available to speak to small groups of students and to classes. To join our events listserv, contact our events and digital media specialist, Katie Rains.
  • Research and Internship Funding: The DeWitt Wallace Center provides funding grants up to $6,000 for media-related internships or research projects.
  • Awards and Recognition: The Patterson Prize, the Melcher Family Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the Fischer-Zernin Award for Local Journalism recognize exceptional journalism work with awards and a special dinner with faculty, students and alumni journalists.