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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The Journalism Career Center helps J-School students explore their career options and find internships and jobs. Patty Noland, the J-School's Career Development Coordinator, is ready to help you at any stage in your college career—whether you're just beginning to explore the possibilities or you're ready to enter the job market. Schedule an appointment today!

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The Journalism Career Center helps students discover internships, jobs and careers
The journalism school's new minimester allows students to complete a class online between semesters
The school launched its journalism Ph.D. program in 2012
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined