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Who We Are

Who We Are

Founded in 1924, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism prepares students for rewarding careers as communicators.

Our more than 700 students gain experience working for award-winning student publications, broadcasts, and organizations while also learning in the classroom in a program that has been accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications since 1952.

Undergraduate students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree on either the News and Information or Strategic Communication tracks, or develop an individualized course of study within the journalism framework through the Carr Van Anda Program. We also offer the Advertising and Public Relations minor and the Journalism minor.


Our graduate program offers the Master of Science Degree in Journalism, with the chance for students to take part in a double-degree program in partnership with the University of Leipzig in Germany.  We also offer a three-year Ph.D. program in mass communication-journalism.

The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is also home to a host of special programs, including the High School Journalism Workshop, one of the longest-running programs of its kind, the Schuneman Symposium, which brings acclaimed journalists and experts to OHIO, and the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.


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Mission Statement

The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is committed to providing an education that emphasizes professional excellencecritical thinking, and social responsibility.

To maintain and enhance our democratic society and the free exchange of ideas, journalism must be built on the principles of truthaccuracy, and independence. Our faculty search for these principles, our students strive for them, and our alumni live them.

Through a blend of professional educationpractical experience, and intellectual exploration, we teach journalism in a way that it can be applied to many professions and to a rewarding life in a multicultural and fast changing world. Whether it's telling a storybuilding a brand, or engaging in research, we prepare students for their chosen professions now and as those professions change in the future.

Adopted April 24, 2013