Mission & Learning Goals

Mission Statement

The Georgetown University Master of Professional Studies in Journalism program is committed to preparing students to be curious, responsible, and successful journalists in the digital age. Through demanding coursework taught by industry leaders and intensive practice, students develop a strong foundation of digital and entrepreneurial skills that are built on the core principles of accurate and fair reporting, sophisticated storytelling, and sound, ethical judgment.

Learning Goals

Upon successfully completing the MPS in Journalism, you will:

  • Understand the ethical implications of the choices journalists make every day in routinely doing their jobs and living their lives. You will develop and exercise a core set of journalistic principles and values.
  • Absorb the fundamentals of accurate and fair reporting. You will understand what qualifies as news, how to go about gathering and verifying information, and how to effectively provide alternate points of view.
  • Acquire strong news writing skills that will enable you to write powerful leads, develop characters, and tell compelling stories while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Master multimedia storytelling techniques for multimedia platforms to include print, broadcast, and online. You will be able to combine the latest reporting and storytelling technology with the time-honored techniques of traditional journalism.