Our Commitments

Graduates of the School will:

  • Appreciate the value of freedom of expression and its importance in society.
  • Be able to critically analyze mass media.
  • Have an ethical framework for the practice of journalism and mass communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of a diverse society, a diverse work place and the importance of reflecting that diversity in mass media. (J-School's Diversity Statement)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of changing media technologies on society.
  • Demonstrate effective production and presentation skills for the media.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of research for adding new knowledge and an ability to employ research techniques for analysis and interpretation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how communications organizations function and the important management issues they face.

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


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Learn about careers, internships & jobs

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. 

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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