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Exterior of the Brown Social Science CenterThe Journalism Program is located in the Brown Social Science Center, Room 302. Get directions to the Brandeis campus.

Journalism Program
Brown 302, MS 005
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453


Program Director

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Neil Swidey
Journalism Program Director
Professor of the Practice
781-736-3004 Brown Social Science Center, 315
Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays: 2:30pm-3:30pm, and by appointment

Academic Administrator

Sybil Schlesinger
Academic Administrator
781-736-2668 Brown, 302

Assistant Director for Internships and Outreach

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Rachel Raczka
Assistant Director for Internships and Outreach
Brown Social Sciences, 327
Rachel Kim Raczka is a journalist and lecturer based in Boston. She currently writes for Fast Company magazine, covering consumer startups and shopping trends, and edits for the Boston Globe's Living Arts section. She also teaches in the WLP department at Emerson College and is an MFA of Creative Writing candidate at Lesley University. She's been published in The Washington Post, Boston Globe Magazine, New York MagazineCherry Bombe, Martha Stewart Living, and Time Out New York

Connected Ph.D. Fellow

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Pyunghwa Lee
Connected Ph.D. Fellow
Brown Social Sciences, 327
Pyunghwa Lee is a doctoral candidate in the English department at Brandeis. She received a BA in Philosophy and English, and an MA in English from Korea University. At Brandeis, her dissertation research focuses on the rise of midlife plots in nineteenth century Britain's literary landscape. She is thrilled to be joining the Journalism Program as a Connected PhD fellow, and aspires to be a valuable resource to the Brandeis community and beyond.

Undergraduate Departmental Representative

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Jennifer Crystal '23
Undergraduate Departmental Representative

Jen Crystal is a sophomore from Bloomington, Indiana, minoring in journalism. She is an editor of the news section of The Justice. As a UDR, Jen hopes to be an approachable and valuable resource for current and prospective journalism students.Jen wants to broaden the communication between the department and students, as well as bring more professionals within the field of journalism to Brandeis to create successful dialogues about journalism in practice.

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Anna Nappi '22

Anna is a senior from Portland, Maine majoring in Psychology and Film, Television & Interactive Media, and minoring in Journalism. She writes for The Hoot student newspaper and volunteers on Brandeis’ Advocacy Team. Anna looks forward to being a helpful resource for students interested in the journalism program, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or just to chat!

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Noah Zeitlin '22
Media Producer

Noah is a senior from Westchester, New York, majoring in American Studies and minoring in Journalism. Noah has a passion for media production and has worked as photography editor for the Justice for three years. He will share all of the events and accomplishments of the Journalism Department so please contact Noah if you need multi-media coverage for your Journalism-related event.