About Wallace House

Wallace House Center for Journalists at the University of Michigan is committed to fostering excellence in journalism. We are home to programs that recognize, sustain and elevate the careers of journalists to address the challenges of journalism today, foster civic engagement and uphold the role of a free press in a democratic society. We believe in the fundamental mission of journalism to document, interpret, analyze and investigate the forces shaping society.

Lynette Clemetson with three Knight-Wallace fellows

Knight-Wallace Fellowships offer a broad range of accomplished journalists an academic year of study and collaborative learning at the University of Michigan. Through this fellowship, journalists who are eager for growth and deeply committed to the future of their profession have the opportunity to deepen knowledge, develop new ideas and address challenges facing the journalism industry.

Livingston Awards honor journalists under the age of 35 for outstanding achievement in local, national and international reporting across all forms of journalism. The awards bolster the work of young reporters, create the next generation of journalism leaders and mentors, and advance civic engagement around powerful storytelling.

Lydia Polgreen

Wallace House Presents brings journalists whose work is at the forefront of national conversations to our university community and the broader public. By moving the news consumption and discussions away from devices and distractions and into public spaces, Wallace House aims to foster civic engagement, open conversation and spark debate.

In addition to being an organization, Wallace House is a place for community. A gift from legendary newsman Mike Wallace and his wife Mary, Wallace House is a place to gather for collaborative learning, gaining inspiration and fostering excellence in journalism.