A Message from the Dean

Dean Larry Abramson

Welcome to the University of Montana School of Journalism.  Join us as we head into our second century of educating some of the finest news professionals in the industry.

Our school trains hard-working journalists who can hit the ground running as soon as they hit the job market. Soon after students arrive, we send them into the world. They learn how to report and write about public affairs. They talk with experts, debate important policy issues and learn how to use digital tools to reach a broader audience.                                

Last year, we celebrated our 100th anniversary.  This year, we will be focused on the future.  We are ramping up our capabilities in mobile, and finding new ways for our students to team up with innovative content companies.  We are inviting thought leaders from across our profession to help us grapple with the new challenges and opportunities of the digital revolution.

When students leave our program, they take with them an impressive portfolio of news clips and photos they have published as students. That’s why many find jobs at top national organizations like NPR, CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post. Others work at the local TV stations or newspapers that help keep their communities informed.     

For graduate students, we offer a master’s program in Environmental Science and National Resource Reporting. Master’s students take advantage of our beautiful location in the northern Rockies to explore the role journalists play in explaining environmental challenges such as climate change. 

Please peruse our website, but don’t stop there. Come visit us in Missoula, and let us show you why you belong at the UM J School.

--Dean Larry Abramson

Connect with me via email at larry.abramson@mso.umt.edu and follow me on Twitter @abramsonwrites.