Athens, OH 45701
120 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45710
Ohio University's E. W. Scripps School of Journalism is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The school provides a liberal arts foundation with a professional education and experience for students. The school stresses the importance of the First Amendment, values an international perspective and fosters the highest standards of journalism ethics. The classes will help students develop critical analysis, thinking, writing and speaking abilities to enhance the effectiveness of expressing their ideas. Many students also choose to continue learning outside the classroom by writing and editing for The Post, the independent daily campus newspaper; the Athena, the University yearbook; The Ohio Journalist, the school's alumni publication; or for WOUB News, broadcasting on the university's public broadcast stations (AM, FM, television and cable).
The Journalism School offers two undergraduate sequences:
News & Information (encompassing broadcast news, magazine journalism, news writing and editing, and online journalism)
Strategic Communication (encompassing advertising and public relations)
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication is a leader in communication education—and it is the pride of Ohio University. Generally regarded as one of the top five programs in the nation, Scripps prepares students to be effective and responsible communicators in a global society and advances the field through creative activity and research on communication concepts, issues and problems.
Since its founding 40 years ago, Scripps has grown from just two schools – communication and journalism – to five schools offering more than 40 nationally acclaimed programs. These range from the very technical in the J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems to the deeply theoretical in the School of Communication Studies – and everything in between in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, and the Schools of Media Arts and Studies and Visual Communication. In May 2006, the University received a commitment of $15 million from the Scripps Howard Foundation and the college was named in its honor.
Scripps also houses the WOUB Center for Public Media, which operates five public radio stations, two public television stations and one cable television station serving more than 60 counties. Through the center’s Student Development Program, more than 250 of the college’s students gain hands-on radio and television experience by assisting with the stations’ day-to-day operations.
Scripps has been recognized as “one of Ohio University’s most distinguished programs” by the Guide to 101 of the Best Values in America’s Colleges and Universities.
In the fall of 2010, Scripps was named a Center of Excellence in the state of Ohio.
Scripps alumni number 26,000 worldwide and are some of the most recognizable names, successful leaders and notable contributors in the field of communication.
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.