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The Department of Journalism nurtures students’ curiosity, encouraging them to investigate larger political and societal issues while improving their research, writing, and critical thinking skills.

Faculty Highlights

  • Mike Spear Featured

    Journalism professor Mike Spear was featured in Southern Living Magazine by one of its editors as a teacher who changed her life.

  • Nash Article

    Journalism professor Steve Nash published, “As seas rise, world awaits ‘the plan’” in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

  • Nash Article

    Professor Stephen Nash authored an op-ed in the Washington Post on the opportunities that new Virginia governor Ralph Northam has to reform campaign finance contributions.

  • Nash in New York Times

    Steve Nash wrote about auctioning of drilling rights near Dinosaur Monument National Park for The New York Times.

  • Mufti Featured on Podcast

    Professor Shahan Mufti was recently featured on Podcasts@Boatwright, discussing his book, The Faithful Scribe.

  • Nash Book

    Professor Stephen Nash published Grand Canyon for Sale, a book investigating the precarious future of America’s public lands: our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and wildernesses. The book was recently reviewed by Nature and Science.

  • Mufti Book Selected for One Book Shahan Mufti's book, The Faithful Scribe, has been chosen as the One Book, One Richmond selection for the coming year.
  • Spear Award

    Mike Spear was recogized with the Academic Advising Resource Center's Advising Excellence Award for 2016.

  • Nash Book Wins Award

    Professor Stephen Nash's book, Virginia Climate Fever, received the 2015 Science Writing Award for Books from the American Institute of Physics.

  • Hodierne Contributes to New Book

    Journalism professor Robert Hodierne started his career as a photographer in Vietnam during the war. He returned nearly 40 years later to try and find the villagers he photographed, an experience he documented for an essay in the book "The American Experience in Vietnam: Reflections on an Era." He recently shared his story with the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Journalism Feature Stories

On deadline.In May, business journalist Mohammed Hadi, ’98, landed a plum assignment: news director of The New York Times’ Business Day section. Read his story.
Journalism Suite RenamedWe are thrilled to announce that the Journalism Faculty Office Suite has been renamed for Professors Steve Nash, and Mike Spear, in recognition to their long-standing commitment to the department, and to our students.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Department of Journalism
414 Weinstein Hall
231 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 287-6409
Fax: (804) 287-6052

Department Chair: Robert Hodierne
Administrative Coordinator: Jeanne Hollister