Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Faculty & Staff Directory

John Slania

Title/s: Associate Dean
Senior Professional in Residence

Office #: School of Communication 237

Phone: 312.915.6524

E-mail: jslania AT luc DOT edu


John Slania is Associate Dean in Loyola's School of Communication. He was previously program director for the SOC's Journalism program. Slania is a veteran Chicago journalist who spent nearly 20 years as a newspaper reporter and editor, including the Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal and Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

Slania and his students have created several journalism products that involve engaged learning in Chicago.

Mosaic Magazine is a social justice publication that explores important issues in the city's neighborhoods, such as violence, homelessness and education.

Loyola Longform is a book publishing project that allows students to profile newsmakers in Chicago, with their stories and images printed in a hardcover book. The series includes the titles, Working in Chicago and Living in Chicago.

Loyola Student Dispatch gives students the opportunity to cover breaking news stories and get them posted on a website.

Slania is a periodic contributor to the Daily Herald, BookPage and the Better Government Association.


MSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

B.S. with a double major in Communication and English at Loyola University Chicago

Courses Taught

Reporting & Writing Across Platforms, Writing for the Web, Sports Journalism, and Writing for Business and ‌Trade Publications as well as overseeing the annual publication of Mosaic‌. The Mosaic, which focuses on issues of social justice, is produced by the Advanced Reporting class each fall. The first issue of the Mosaic came out spring 2004.