We believe journalism serves many vital functions in a democratic society. As the "eyes and ears" of society, journalism finds out what is going on in the world beyond people's doors and tells them about it. In doing so, journalism reflects and transmits society's values. The best journalism promotes public accountability of the powerful and encourages a well-informed citizenry.
We believe our mission is grounded in the First Amendment to the Constitution, which gives us a unique responsibility in the university to serve the needs of a diverse society.