The School of Journalism and Strategic Media is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and media discourse. Students in our journalism degree programs receive instruction, guidance and access to hands-on experience from our seasoned, award-winning faculty and staff. Areas of study include news editorial and reporting, broadcast, public relations, advertising and digital media.
This year's distinguished visiting professor of ethics is Steven Holmes - Executive Director of CNN's Offices of Standards and Practices. Learn more about the Center for Ethics in Journalism.
This year, SJSM is featuring Washington Post journalist Josh Dawsey as the Roy Reed lecturer and other events including the annual ice cream social, scholarship presentations and more.
Ramona Collins, a 1995 University of Arkansas alumna with a bachelor’s degree in journalism through the advertising/public relations sequence, now serves as the U of A’s Social Media and Digital Communications Manager.
“Ramona was a person in class who was very intelligent, wasn’t afraid to speak her mind, and was very good at asking excellent questions and challenging me in the best possible way as a professor. Ramona had absolutely no qualms about changing with the times and staying on top of things, to the point where she was working for major national firms like Collective Bias.
"It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Northwest Arkansas or New York because she was working for the top firms, which indicates how talented she is. I was delighted when I saw that she’s working for the University of Arkansas now because I think we have an excellent communicator, writer and thinker communicating key information about the university’s brand on social media and other spaces. It’s wonderful to see it come full circle.”Jan Wicks, Vice Chair of the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, speaks on her experience in teaching and observing the career movements of Ramona Collins.
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Arkansas Traveler open positions
The Traveler is looking for a number of students to fill the following positions: Editor-in-chief, Managing Editor, Online Editor, Opinion Editor, News Editor, Assistant News Editor, Photo Editor, Lifestyles Editor, Sports Editor, Designers, Copy Editors, Senior Staff Reporters, Staff Reporters, Contributing Reporters, Photographers.
UATV anchor auditions
UATV News Anchor Applications are now open! All applicants must send a 1-2 minute video of themselves reading a broadcast news script to Tiffany King.
Anchor auditions are due by Friday, April 19. All majors are welcome, and no previous experience is required.
UATV will also offer an anchor clinic on Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 - 5 p.m. This will take place in the Student Media Center studio on the 2nd floor of Kimpel Hall. The clinic will prepare students for auditions, allow them to practice reading news copy, receive tips, and create an audition video. The clinic is helpful and suggested, but not required.