DePauw University has produced an uncommon number of leaders in the field of journalism, although the University does not have a journalism program. In particular, DePauw's student-managed newspaper and radio station have been fertile training grounds for hundreds of student journalists each year. Indiana's oldest college newspaper, The DePauw, has been named the state's best college newspaper eight times in the last nine years by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association. WGRE Radio has a long and distinguished history of providing radio service to the DePauw and west central Indiana communities. The Princeton Review has repeatedly ranked WGRE in the Top Ten campus radio stations. WGRE has been a finalist three times for the Crystal Award given by the National Association of Broadcasters. DePauw students receive a number of awards for excellence in journalism from professional associations each year.
The Society of Professional Journalists (Sigma Delta Chi), the largest professional journalism organization, was founded by students on the DePauw campus in 1909.