Mayhew And LanderGallivan students Sierra Mayhew (Class of 2019) and Maxwell Lander (Class of 2021) report in Puerto Rico as part of the Covering America course.

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.

Our courses cover the craft of journalism — everything from ethics to multimedia reporting. Our faculty members bring a real-world knowledge of journalism gained through their collective experience reporting and commenting on current and public affairs. Our internships offer newsroom experience that complements what's learned in the classroom and teaches journalistic lessons in a different way. And the Red Smith Lectureship brings prominent journalists to campus to discuss the craft of writing and the state of American journalism.

We invite you to learn more about our program, review our frequently asked questions, and contact us to inquire about the minor. 

Recent Updates: Read about Gallivan student Mary Bernard's experience at the Online News Association convention. Learn how a recent reporting trip to Puerto Rico by the Gallivan program's "Covering America" class fit into a larger, campus-wide conversation about ways to help the island's recovery after Hurricane Maria. Gallivan Professor Carlos Lozada has been honored with a Pulitzer Prize; read more about his work in the classroom here. Learn more about the Gallivan Program's Class of 2019.