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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Explore 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. Schedule an appointment today!

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Aug 14
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New J-School Student Welcome
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71 percent of classes have 30 or fewer students
New student strategic communication agency begins in fall 2014
83 percent of 2013 journalism graduates were employed full time six months after graduating
Our integrated marketing communications master’s program is the only nationally accredited one of its kind in the region
32 percent of journalism students graduate with one internship; 55 percent graduate with two or more internships
Journalism students graduate with portfolios of work created for professional clients
International journalism study abroad internships in Dublin, London, Madrid, Sydney and Shanghai