We are pleased to have Brad Hamm, the dean of Northwestern University’s Medill School, join us for a conversation about how to educate the next generation of journalists.

Date: Tuesday, April 23
Time: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Crain Communications, 150 N. Michigan Ave., 18th floor (map)
RSVP: chicagoaaja@gmail.com (required for security)
Cost: Free

Hamm became the dean on Sept. 1. Now that he has been in Evanston for a few months, it’s great time to ask about his plans for the school and share your thoughts about what students need to know as they enter our changing profession.

We’ll kick off the event with a networking hour and then begin the Q&A. Refreshments will be provided. Students are welcome to join us and network with Medill alums.

AAJA-Chicago would like to thank Crain’s Chicago Business and the Medill School for sponsoring the event.

About Our Guest:


Brad Hamm is the dean of Medill. Previously, he was the dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism. Hamm’s PhD is in mass communication research from the University of North Carolina, with a master’s degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina and an undergraduate degree from Catawba College in North Carolina. He was the associate dean of the School of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina. Hamm has taught in study abroad programs in Japan, China and Great Britain and started his career as a newspaper reporter. His teaching and research interests are in journalism history and media theory, particularly agenda setting theory.

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