School of Journalism
With a rich history, UM’s School of Journalism will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2014. The School has over 400 undergraduate and graduate students.
Points of Pride
- Student performance. The J-School routinely ranks in the top 10 of all accredited journalism programs based on accumulated points in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
- Public service. The most recent accreditation site team cited “a strong tradition of service to Montana and to the profession of journalism. In a state with limited media resources, the School plays a key role in keeping citizens informed, giving voice to underserved populations and providing forums to assess media performance.”
- Faculty. Journalism faculty members have received national recognition for excellence in teaching. They also inspire students with their own projects – from writing an e-book about presidential debates, to multimedia shows about disappearing towns, to kayaking solo up to Alaska.
- Lectures and opportunities for students to network with seasoned journalists.
UM Foundation Support
- In fiscal year 2012, students received over $93,000 in scholarships.
- The newly endowed Blumberg Fund will encourage students to undertake investigative reporting projects.
- Private donations will help the School launch a career program to give students an even better advantage in today’s changing job market.
- Don Anderson Hall, completed in 2007, was a $14 million project funded by the largest number of private donors for any public building in the history of Montana.
To make a gift to the School of Journalism, please complete the form below.
To find out how to support the School of Journalism, contact Alison Metzger-Jones, Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations.