Mission & Values

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications is to teach students to think critically and creatively while preparing them for careers in journalism, mass communications and related fields and for graduate study.

Adopted by a unanimous vote of the faculty on Sept. 3,1998.

VALUES STATEMENT

This School values:

  • A diverse, collaborative and dynamic student-centered environment
  • Excellence in learning, teaching and mentoring
  • Free expression and conscientious, ethical journalism as cornerstones of a democratic society
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Meaningful research and creative activity
  • Imaginative outreach and collaboration on this campus, in this state and in the professions of journalism.

Adopted unanimously by the full faculty on November 7, 1997.


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Best ad staff in the nation: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012. —College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers
85 percent of classes have fewer than 50 students
2nd place: Hearst Foundation “College Pulitzers” national writing contest, 2011
Top-ranked teachers, including National Journalism Teacher of the Year Doug Ward
71 percent of classes have 30 or fewer students
Students prepare marketing projects for Sprint, Coca-Cola, NASA, and other corporations
81 percent of 2011 journalism graduates were employed full time six months after graduating
—University of Georgia study