John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics & Democracy

About The Program

John W. GallivanJohn W. Gallivan, 1915-2012

Notre Dame has been educating future journalists for more than a century. Today, the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy—which is open to undergraduates of any major across the University—continues the tradition of preparing students for careers in all forms of contemporary news media. Read more


Our courses cover the craft of journalism—everything from ethics to multimedia reporting. Read more


Our faculty members bring a real-world knowledge of journalism gained through their collective experience reporting and commenting on current and public affairs. Read more


Newsroom experience complements what's learned in the classroom and teaches journalistic lessons in a different way.Read more

News and Events

 A schedule of events and department news.  Read more


We cover what you need to know about requirements, classes, and internships. Read more

Red Smith Lecture

The Smith Lectureship features visits to campus by prominent journalists and authors who discuss the craft of writing and the state of American journalism.  Read More


Generous benefactors help in assisting students and making the work of the Gallivan Program possible. Read more