About Our School
Students at the School of Journalism and New Media are being prepared for thriving professional careers in media, journalism and integrated marketing communications through superior education and hands-on, real-world experience at the University of Mississippi.
The School’s degree programs – the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, the Master of Arts in Journalism, the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications and the Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications – give students the opportunity to understand the changing roles of media, journalism and integrated marketing communications from different perspectives while developing the multimedia and intellectual skills necessary to succeed in the professions.
Students also have the opportunity to immediately apply the skills learned in the classroom through internships at the school-run website, HottyToddy.com, or by gaining paid experience at the S. Gale Denley Student Media Center, where students can be published in The Daily Mississippian or The Ole Miss yearbook, gain on-air experience by reporting for NewsWatch or Rebel Radio, or get a glimpse of the business side of journalism by working for the student-run advertising division.
Mission Statement For The School Of Journalism and New Media
The mission of the School of Journalism and New Media is to lead and excel in the education of a diverse body of students in journalism and integrated marketing communications. Grounded in truth, freedom of expression, responsibility and integrity, the faculty and staff will:
1. Prepare students to succeed in an ever-changing, integrated and global media landscape.
2. Encourage research and creative work to add to the body of knowledge and to serve the journalism and communication professions.
Equity in Action Plan
Learn about the School’s commitment and goals for promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our students, staff and faculty.
The School’s curricular assessment plans are designed to gather information about what our students know and can do. Assessment also helps ensure that our learning outcomes align with those required by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the organization that has accredited the School since 1975.
The School’s strategic plan was last updated in 2018. It features three priorities:
• Attract top talent – both students and faculty, who represent diverse viewpoints and groups;
• Inspire and engage students and the larger communications audience, either in the classroom or with the creative and scholarly work we produce; and
• Cultivate lifelong relationships with graduates and professionals.
The plan’s timetable is aligned with that of the University and will be revised in 2024.
Learn more about the School of Journalism and New Media through our strategic plan.