Journalism is civilization’s first communication profession and an original practice of the humanities and sciences. Journalism teaches resourceful gathering of information, decisive and thoughtful analysis, and the ability to tell stories that everyone can understand instantaneously.

Journalism teaches the value of public service. Journalism helps citizens make sense of their world and provides them information that assists them in making timely decisions. Journalistic stories give individuals the confidence to participate in a civic forum which is the foundation of a legitimate, governable free-thinking society.

A journalism education teaches citizenship and analytical skills in a project-based, experiential method.