Jed Senior Award Winners 2021The Gallivan Program's 2021 senior award winners (from top left): Mariah Rush, María Luisa Paúl, Jack Lyons, Maria Leontaras and Daphne Saloomey.

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: Learn more about the Class of 2021, our senior award winners and our students' internship destinations. See how the work of student journalists in the Gallivan Program garnered national attention during the fall 2020 semester. Read about a new collaboration by the Gallivan Program and the Ansari Institute, which is being generously supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.