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The Department of Journalism is committed to excellence in teaching, in professional and creative activity, and in service to journalism and public relations.

The department will promote excellence in learning by encouraging students to become skillful communicators, critical thinkers, knowledgeable media consumers and users, and ethical leaders capable of understanding and protecting the democratic process. An enriched professional environment will encourage students to gain the experience and skills essential to life-long learning.

The faculty will assure excellence in teaching that reflects the diverse heritage that enriches a free and democratic society and prepares students for an ever-changing media landscape. The faculty will educate students to understand the role of journalistic media in a multicultural, diverse and ever- changing national and international communications environment.

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