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!

71 percent of classes have 30 or fewer students
Journalism students graduate with portfolios of work created for professional clients
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