The school's Professional Education Program is dedicated to providing journalists and communication professionals with the most up-to-date knowledge needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive market. Practical workshops and thought-provoking seminars offer advanced training in all areas taught in the school, including:
- Print, broadcast and online journalism
- Visual communications, including photography, multimedia and Web design
- Advertising, public relations and marketing
Programs feature J-school faculty as well as experts from leading media organizations, communications firms and research groups. Programs range from weeklong workshops to one-day seminars, usually offered on Fridays, in the state-of-the-art Freedom Forum Conference Center in Carroll Hall.
A full list of past programs is available at here.
The Professional Education program also can customize training sessions using School faculty in areas such as broadcast news, crisis communications, new media and marketing. The school offers popular workshops in media relations and interviewing skills, which include tips on keeping on-message during interviews as well as practical interviewing training in the school’s news studio. Recent workshops include: