The Jayhawk Journalist over the years
About the school
The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications has been continuously accredited since 1948 by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, with the first journalism class at KU dating back to 1891. The KU School of Journalism is a leader in innovative teaching that prepares students for today's workplace. This means students pursuing the News and Information track are ready to work in a variety of media when they graduate, including newspapers, magazines, broadcasting and the online media industry. The school’s other track, Strategic Communication, graduates students ready for careers in advertising, public relations, promotions, sales and media management. The school's innovative curriculum teaches journalism’s traditional values and skills while also preparing students to be adaptable, entrepreneurial professionals in today's changing and increasingly digital world.
Ann M. Brill, Ph.D