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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.
Interim Dean Denise Dowling

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Access and Student Success Initiative

Supporting students through their educational journeys means more than providing thoughtful coursework. To ensure student success, we will look to innovative approaches that include academic and career advising, access to flexible learning options, and emergency microloans.

Investigative Reporting Beyond Boundaries

The School of Journalism believes in “learning by doing.” Key programs we aim to bolster through Campaign Montana include Montana Journalism Abroad, which allows students to report stories overseas; the Native News Honors Project, which covers issues affecting Montana’s 12 tribes; and the Crown Reporting Project, an opportunity for graduate students to work with a mentor and report on environmental issues in our region.

Montana Media Lab

From podcasting to virtual reality to social media, advances in storytelling are connecting us like never before, but hindering our ability to separate fact from fiction. The Montana Media Lab will be at the forefront of building media literacy in this rapidly evolving landscape. This innovative space will invite students, engaged citizens and Montana youth to connect with wider audiences and empower communities to address challenges through ethical storytelling.

Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism

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

Unrestricted support maintains the essential resources students and faculty need. With your gifts, we can respond quickly to both challenges and opportunities, ensuring faculty and staff can continue serving students and our state.

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.