ACEJMC Accreditation

The School of Journalism and Strategic Media is an accredited program under the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). We are proud to uphold ACEJMC core values and strive to continuously improve our programs to maintain our relevance and top educational merit.

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Upon graduation, all students enrolled in SJSM programs should be aware of certain core values and competencies and be able to:

  • apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press, in a global context, and for the country in which the institution that invite ACEJMC is located;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the multicultural history and role of professionals and institutions in shaping communications;
  • demonstrate culturally proficient communication that empowers those traditionally disenfranchised in society, especially as grounded in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and ability, domestically and globally, across communication and media contexts;
  • present images and information effectively and creatively, using appropriate tools and technologies;
  • write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve;
  • demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity;
  • apply critical thinking skills in conducting research and evaluating information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work;
  • effectively and correctly apply basic numerical and statistical concepts;
  • critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style and grammatical correctness;
  • apply tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work.
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School of Journalism and Strategic Media
University of Arkansas
205 Kimpel Hall
Fayetteville AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-3601
Email: jour@uark.edu
Larry Foley, Department Chair
Dr. Jan Wicks, Vice Department Chair