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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

  • Mufti Awarded

    Shahan Mufti, associate professor of journalism, has won a $25,000 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Book Award for his forthcoming book AMERICAN CALIPH: The True Story of the Hanafi Siege, America’s First Homegrown Islamic Terror Attack (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

  • Kapsidelis Inducted to Hall of Fame

    Thomas P. Kapsidelis, Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism, was among eight media professionals inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall. Read more.

  • 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.

Journalism Feature Stories

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.
Chris Hamby, '08Chris Hamby, '08, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, received the 2018 J. Anthony Lukas Award for his book, “Soul Full of Coal Dust: The True Story of an Epic Battle for Justice.”

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: Shahan Mufti
Administrative Coordinator: Jeanne Hollister