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Indiana University School of Journalism

The Media School

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Welcome to the latest news about The Media School, which will provide a nexus for IU’s acclaimed programs of education and research in journalism, telecommunications and film.

The school, which will officially come into existence on July 1, 2014, will be part of the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. It will serve as the university’s pre-eminent site for teaching, research and service about the understanding and production of media. In doing so, it will unite the faculties of the journalism, telecommunications and film areas of study.

Journalism’s Lesa Hatley Major will serve as associate dean of the new school. Committees are at work devising curriculum, planning space and facilities at Franklin Hall, and gathering student input about courses and extracurricular activiites in preparation for the launch.

Tentative timeline:

  • School officially launches July 1, 2014.
  • Curriculum  and new degree programs will be in effect for freshmen entering IU in fall 2015. 
  • Franklin Hall, under renovation now, will open in early 2016 as the new home of The Media School.


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Questions or comments?

  • Complete this online form to send us your ideas and suggestions for The Media School.
  • Contact Lesa Hatley Major, interim dean of the School of Journalism and associate dean for The Media School.



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