Welcome to the School of Journalism!
Here at the J-School, we believe that students learn by doing. Our students get out of the classroom and into the real world – here in Missoula, around the state and beyond. They:
- Develop innovative websites for community journalism projects
- Travel to Montana’s towns for weekend photo shoots
- Cover stories for digital news operations
- Produce award-winning television news packages and documentaries
- Work in teams to produce multimedia and print coverage about Native American issues
- Host and produce radio programs
- Cover the Legislature for newspapers and radio stations
At the J-School, students have a choice. They can be generalists in the changing world of journalism, or they can specialize. No matter what, clear writing and storytelling are at the center of what they do.
Our professors have all had successful careers in the news media. Our alums go onto careers in journalism and all kinds of other fields, from politics to law, to working in the film industry or working for non-profits.
The mission of The University of Montana School of Journalism:
- To provide students with a professional education in journalism;
- To teach them to think critically, act ethically, and communicate effectively;
- To help them understand the challenges and changes in the news media; and
- To inspire them to use their talents to improve journalism and enhance a diverse and democratic society.