Journalism Program

Contact Us

Exterior of the Brown Social Science CenterThe Journalism Program is located temporarily in the Kutz, 2nd Floor. 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 Kutz, 208
Office Hours: TuTh, 12-1 p.m. and by appointment

Academic Administrator

Cheryl Sweeney, academic administrator, sits in the Journalism Program office.
Cheryl Sweeney
Program Administrator
781-736-2668 Kutz, 2nd Floor

Assistant Director for Internships and Outreach

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Rachel Raczka
Assistant Director for Internships and Outreach

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

Undergraduate Departmental Representative

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Jillian Brosofsky '23
Undergraduate Department Representative

Jillian is a junior from Providence, Rhode Island majoring in Psychology and minoring in Journalism. She's a writer for The Hoot and a volunteer for Companions to Elders. She's enthusiastic about the journalism program and looks forward to helping students navigate the department and minor. Please don't hesitate to reach out!

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Juliana Giacone ’23
Undergraduate Department Representative

Juliana is a junior from Queens, New York majoring in International and Global Studies and minoring in Journalism and Politics. During her time at Brandeis, Juliana has been thankful to have had the opportunity to study abroad twice — in London, UK, and Granada, Spain — where she was able to learn about media studies through global and regional lenses. Juliana realized her passion for Journalism when she began to report for the Justice student newspaper, where she rose to Features Editor, and is currently Associate Editor. Juliana is excited to serve as a mentor for students, guide them as they explore the minor, and advise them on the possibilities of a future in the media industry! 

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Maddy DuLong '23
Media Producer

Maddy is a current junior from Lynn, MA, completing an IIM in Communications and Media, and minoring in Business and Journalism. She currently writes for BrandeisNOW as a student writer, as well as contributing to the Justice as a features writer. Maddy is passionate about the journalism program and is excited to help further this program as a media producer and resource for other students interested in the program. Feel free to reach out with any questions! 

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Scarlett Ren '24
Media Producer

Scarlett is a sophomore from Shanghai, China/Seattle, WA, majoring in International Global Studies and minoring in Journalism. She writes for The Hoot Op-ed and News sections and is excited to be a social media coordinator to design graphics, conduct marketing outreach, and get to know fellow journalism students. In addition, she works in the admissions and alumni relations offices, so please don't hesitate to reach out to her with any general questions!