George Polk School
of Communications

Investigative Journalism

Journalism department takes full advantage of being just outside the media capital of the world, New York City. Students visit Entertainment Tonight's host Nancy O'Dell on set.

Honoring the Polk Award Winners

The George Polk Awards recognize sacrifice, virtue and truth. This year, we honor journalists in 15 categories for their reporting in 2021.

Media Arts

Specialize in digital audio, computer graphics, film, television & video production, media studies, media management, screenwriting, video journalism, or photography.

Distinguishing Features

Polk Scholars Program
High-achieving students committed to excellence in the field of communication, media, and journalism.

Advisory Committee
Communication professionals, and Polk Award winners advise on strategic goals and connections to industry.

George Polk Awards

In 1949, LIU established a new journalism prize to memorialize George Polk, a CBS correspondent who was killed while covering the Greek Civil War. The mission, as distinguished from other journalism honors, focused on recognizing not the news organizations or publishers, but investigative reporters themselves.