Our mission

The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies is an inclusive community of faculty, students and staff committed to facing the challenges of truth-seeking, advancing the media professions and serving the public good in a complex world. 

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, film and media production, 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, in-house agencies, and from our valued media partners as they go on to make a difference in their communities and across the world through the stories they tell and the causes they support.

At the undergraduate level, students gain experience in “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.

The Reynolds School is one of 119 fully-accredited U.S. journalism and mass communication programs. Our faculty members include endowed chairs in business journalism, media ethics and science communication.

The Reynolds School received the Equity and Diversity Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in 2019. In 2018, we were awarded the $50,000 Grand Prize for Innovation in Journalism Education from the Online News Association (ONA).

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.