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Mission Statement

Our Mission

The School of Journalism & Electronic Media is a community of scholars and creators devoted to the study and teaching of media issues and journalism, and their related processes and technologies. This mission is achieved through excellence in research/creative activities, teaching, and service. The School also shares the values of diversity, international and intercultural awareness, engagement, and other core ideas of the University of Tennessee in the Land Grant tradition.

The School of Journalism & Electronic Media makes a meaningful contribution to the changes occurring in the converging world of media and inculcates students with an appreciation of ethics and professionalism that enhances the quality of the newsgathering and dissemination processes. The School ascertains and serves the needs of students and of media organizations.