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With the fundamentals in their arsenal, and real-world experience under their belts, our graduates will make a difference at top news organizations around the country.
Denise Dowling
Director, School of Journalism

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montana journalism abroad

The School of Journalism believes in learning by doing. Building an endowment for our Montana Journalism Abroad program allows all of our students to have the transformative experience of a journalism trip abroad. By supporting Montana Journalism Abroad, you will give UM students the unique opportunity to develop their investigative reporting skills across borders.

montana media lab

From podcasting to virtual reality to social media, advances in storytelling are connecting us like never before — but perhaps hindering our ability to separate fact from fiction. The Montana Media Lab is at the forefront of building news literacy in this rapidly evolving landscape. The Lab is an innovative initiative specializing in hands-on digital storytelling workshops for all skill levels and media literacy training in communities across Montana. Your gift supports the further development of this space that invites students, engaged citizens and Montana youth to connect with wider audiences and empower communities to address challenges through ethical storytelling.


UM’s graduate journalism program is a hands-on, skills-based program that puts students in the field reporting on issues affecting society and the natural world. We seek support to endow a faculty chair who will ensure that our school can be a national leader in environmental reporting. This position will help our students learn how to tell impactful stories across platforms and for a variety of audiences.

impact fund

Impact Funds across campus help ensure UM’s excellence by providing unrestricted support where and when it is most needed. Your gift will help us provide the essential opportunities and resources that students and faculty need to thrive. Impact Funds are often the key to converting a strategic idea into meaningful action in the challenging and ever-changing landscape of higher education. Your gift will support faculty members attending professional conferences and presenting research or students in need of mentoring.

Donors like you will open the door to UM Journalism’s future. We saw the impact of philanthropy a decade ago when supporters of the Invest in Discovery campaign helped us construct a state-of-the-art new home for journalism education. Now it’s time to build the programmatic infrastructure that will take us into the next decade and beyond. Your leadership during Campaign Montana will define and shape this chapter of our story.