Hopkirk RodeoGallivan student Gretchen Hopkirk reports in Houston as part of the Covering America class in spring semester.

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 the work of the students in Covering America, a digital journalism class that recently traveled to Houston to report on the city's recovery from Hurricane Harvey, and view the resulting stories by our students here. Check out the members of the Gallivan Class Of 2018 and the winners of our Senior Awards. And learn more about a generous gift to honor Dr. Robert P. Schmuhl, the founding director of the Gallivan Program.