The Journalism Program is dedicated to educating students in the discipline and values of an independent press and its role in a free society. Students will learn and practice truthful, verified, and comprehensive reporting, telling stories in a range of media for the public interest. Students will also practice reporting across differences, finding a range of voices, and understanding bias as they develop the cultural competence required of journalists. In the spirit of Pro Humanitate, the Program also strives to support independent journalism locally and beyond through the work of its faculty and its students.



Professor Zerwick“The Black Lives Matter movement and the Covid pandemic revealed the vital importance of journalism while they also exposed the gaps in the traditional approach to journalism education. At Wake, we’ve responded with a renewed commitment to cultural competence, which means that in all our courses we teach students to report across differences, seek out diverse, sources, and find the untold stories that reflect our multicultural world.” Phoebe Zerwick, Program Director


Z. Smith Reynolds Library, 426
1834 Wake Forest Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Monday—Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM
Academic Coordinator:
Caroline Livesay