Departments & Programs

The Media School


The educational mission of The Media School at Indiana University is to provide students with the means to develop the abilities critical for interpreting and evaluating the mass of mediated information circulating in modern societies; to develop an understanding of how the mass media work--how they produce meaning, how they are organized, and how to use media wisely and ethically as informed citizens participating in a global digital world. The mission carries a huge responsibility along with the opportunity for a strong societal impact: how to develop the ability to create and manage media messages that provide citizens with the information they need to make the best possible decisions about their lives, their communities, their societies, and their governments.

The Media School was inaugurated in 2014. For more about its history, see "The Media School—A History." The journalism program, an integral part of The Media School, is presently housed in Ernie Pyle Hall, a building named for a renowned reporter who was killed in World War II. For more on Ernie Pyle and his legacy, see "Ernie Pyle."

Degrees, Majors, Concentrations, Certificates and Minors

Contact Information

The Media School
Indiana University
Room 200 Ernie Pyle Hall
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-9247
mediaschool [at] indiana [dot] edu