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Layla Brown-Clark Alumni

My second home from the get-go was the newsroom and The DePauw.

Making the Pitch

During an admitted student day, I fell in love with DePauw’s campus as a whole and DePauw’s media-rich curriculum. I also wanted the liberal arts and to continue making art in the studio. DePauw’s media directors, professors, advisors and alumni are great resources for pulling any media-related career together. I think of DePauw as “a media oasis.”

I remember the warm welcome I felt at the Pulliam Center (PCCM). I was nervous to attend my first storyboard (I had no clue what it meant to pitch a story.) in a room dominated by sophomores, juniors and seniors. I did it and it led to four years of summoning the courage to step outside of my comfort zone. 

The PCCM has been a platform for my learning, mentorship and figuring out what’s next. I have had the opportunity to study abroad, intern for a publication in London, and do an investigative journalism fellowship at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. This, on top of all the great experiences I’ve had on campus! I tell prospective students looking to get into media - DePauw is your best bet!

Major: English Writing
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Campus Involvement: Media Fellows, The DePauw, A Midwestern Review, D3TV, Association for African American Students (AAAS)
Future plans: Northwestern Medill Graduate School of Journalism in Fall ’23