Our story

The Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism helps undergraduate and graduate students turn their passion for storytelling into careers in news, broadcasting and documentary, advertising and public relations, Spanish-language media, media studies and visual communication. The school balances enduring values of fair and ethical communication with emerging practices and new technologies. Students prepare for the professional world with experiential learning in the school’s own production centers and agencies as well as with its media partners and go on to make a difference in their communities and across the world through the stories they tell and the causes they support.

Students and a faculty member stand around a table in a classroom.
Two students sit at a broadcast news desk in a Reynolds School studio.
A faculty member clicks a mouse controlling a headset worn by a student in the CAMS lab.
Reynolds School of Journalism building.

The Reynolds School is one of 110 full-accredited U.S. journalism and mass communication programs. Our faculty members include endowed chairs in business journalism, media ethics and science communication.

At the undergraduate level, we prepare students for “multi-platform storytelling,” whether in the service of news, information or brand communication. Our master’s program prepares graduate students to develop new media firms, products and practices. Our programs encourage an inclusive learning environment that supports students from all backgrounds and walks of life.

We partner with the College of Engineering around digital media innovation, with the College of Business around entrepreneurship and with the School of Medicine around health communication. Our student teams in advertising and public relations have won national and regional competitions.

Our Mission

The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies is committed to fostering media innovation. In a climate of disruptive transformation, we strive to link enduring values and practices to emerging forms of journalism and strategic communication. We prepare students for success and leadership in legacy and emerging media sectors through our teaching, our research and creative activity, and our engagement with the media professions and the community. Our educational emphasis is high tech, high touch, experiential and ethical.

Through our Center for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS), we analyze the changing media environment and develop and document experiments in new models of media practice. In so doing, CAMS connects the Reynolds School to the broader global conversation about the future of news and strategic communication.