Mission Statement

Mission Statement


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We guide students in learning the traditional skills and standards of journalism and news reporting as they simultaneously acquire the evolving skills of new media and new technology for a new journalistic environment.

Teamwork is key in any newsroom, and we require our students to work together in a project-based learning environment. We also encourage exposure to working newsrooms – on campus, through student publications, and through internships at print, broadcast and Internet media outlets. In all of our classes, we emphasize the best standards and practices of reporting and storytelling: ethical behavior, clear writing, fairness and the traditional democratic watchdog
role of news media.