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.
Review and Forecast
Every four years, deans of academic units at the University of Mississippi are invited to prepare a document setting forth their vision for the academic units, measures taken to achieve that vision, an evaluation of progress and a description and forecast for the unit’s direction. Following is the report of Dean H. Will Norton, Jr., who was appointed as the School’s inaugural dean when the school was created in 2009.
The School of Journalism and New Media was created in 2009 as an outgrowth of the former Department of Journalism, which was in the College of Liberal Arts. All students admitted to the University of Mississippi meet the criteria for admission to the School. Undergraduate degree programs are Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication. There are sequences and emphases in broadcast journalism, service journalism (magazines), print journalism and public relations.
School Undergraduate Enrollment
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School Retention Rates
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Retention rates show the percentage of students who remain at an institution or in a major after they begin coursework. They are based on incoming freshman cohorts each fall. High retention rates indicate student satisfaction with an institution or program. Percentages include both School majors.
School Graduation Rates
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Graduation rates are calculated by dividing the number of graduating students by the number of students in the freshman cohort each fall. Graduation rates reflect a commitment to ensuring that students successfully complete their degrees. Percentages include both School majors.
Total awarded by calendar year
* Proceeds from endowed school funds. Includes both BAJ and BSIMC recipients. Does not include general or university scholarships.