Department of Journalism

Department of Journalism

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.

Major & MinorCourses

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Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Stories from the Frontlines with Journalist Jason Motlagh

Journalist Jason Motlagh will focus on conflict and rights abuse related to his reporting in Haiti, Myanmar, and the war in Afghanistan.

This event will take place in Jepson Hall, 118 on Monday, April 15th from 3:00 to 4:30 P.M.

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A Conversation with Victor Luckerson

Named one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2023, Victor Luckerson will chat with University of Richmond History Professor Edward Ayers about his book: "Built from the Fire: The Epic Story of Tulsa’s Greenwood District, America’s Black Wall Street."

This event will take place in the Brown Alley Room on Tuesday, March 26th at 5:30 P.M. 

Journalism Students Cover Virginia Election Results

Journalism students representing every class year in the department gathered in the lab on Election Night to report on state and local races for news outlets across Virginia.

Upcoming Events

Faculty Highlights

Shahan Mufti
Mufti Promoted

Shahan Mufti was promoted to professor of journalism. Mufti specializes in the literary and narrative non-fiction genre, tackling complex social issues through in-depth storytelling and on-the-ground reporting.

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Shahan Mufti
Mufti Awarded

Shahan Mufti, associate professor of journalism, won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award and was a finalist for an Edgar Alan Poe Award for his book American Caliph: The True Story of a Muslim Mystic, a Hollywood Epic, and the 1977 Siege of Washington, D.C.

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Tom Kapsidelis
Kapsidelis Published

Thomas P. Kapsidelis, visiting assistant professor in journalism, published the article, "Curbing Gun Violence Demands Focus on Stronger Laws, Helping Those Who’ve Been Hurt," in the Richmond Free Press.  

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Shahan Mufti
Mufti's Book Reviewed by the New York Times

Shahan Mufti, associate professor of journalism, was interviewed by the New York Times about his book American Caliph: The True Story of a Muslim Mystic, a Hollywood Epic, and the 1977 Siege of Washington, D.C.

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Contact Us

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

Phone: (804) 289-8263
Fax: (804) 287-6052

Department Chair: Shahan Mufti
Academic Administrative Coordinator: Robin Mundle