ARE YOU A JMS/JDC GRADUATE? WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
"The class gave me a solid foundation to enable me to pursue my doctorate at the University
of Missouri School of Journalism. The faculty encourages invigorating discussions
and offers strong support to its students. The journalism program at USF St. Petersburg
is a jewel and an experience not to be missed."
Susan Willey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Journalism at Florida Atlantic University, 1995 graduate
"Graduate school has been the most personally rewarding chapter of my life. It is
a tremendous challenge as well as great fun! The depth of understanding and renewed
appreciation for journalism’s place in our society is applicable in every aspect of
my return to the newsroom."
Reporter, Tampa Tribune, 1999 graduate
"People who have been in the profession a long time don’t necessarily want to take
graduate level how-to courses. But they might want to contemplate journalism’s current
role in our world, its stature as a powerful element in society and the way it wields
its influence. The USF program offers a chance to hop out of the trenches and reexamine
what it is that we’ve spent our lives doing."
Reporter, St. Petersburg Times, 2003 graduate
"When I first began attending graduate classes at USF, I had almost 25 years of experience
as a journalist. I had taught journalism at a state university. So what could I learn
at USF? A lot. Journalism is a profession in which you grow stale fast if you’re not
challenged. USF offered me the challenges. The courses sharpened my thinking on the
foundations of our craft."
Senior Editor, Weekly Planet
"Most of us don’t read journalism theory or study law and ethics, scientific research
methods or new techniques in storytelling after we leave college. My time at USF offered
me an updated and insight that I could never have gained alone and would dearly miss
if I had not gone through the Journalism Studies program."
Espen Reiss Mathiesen
Reporter, Stavanger Aftenbald, Stavanger, Norway, 1997-98 Fulbright Scholar, 1999 graduate
"The law and ethics classes at USF St. Petersburg were informative and interesting.
It’s rewarding to know I’m able to apply the things learned in those classes to the
rigorous task of feeding the 'daily beast.'"
Muriel Tracy Watts
Copy Editor, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La., 1998 graduate
"I have much to be thankful for… I finally got my dream job!! And thank you very much
for the counsel, support and education you gave me!"
Reporter, Washington D.C. Bureau, TV Asahi, 2008 graduate