The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism was first opened to the public in 1924 and has been growing rapidly ever since. In their mission statement the school emphasizes the importance of teaching their students “professional excellence, critical thinking, and social responsibility.” If you attend here, you will be taught journalism in a way that allows you to apply its fundamental principles to any field. The school firmly believes that there is great value in gaining hands-on experience, and offers you multiple opportunities to do so through internships and campus news productions. As a student in the Scripps School of Journalism, you will be required to complete an approved internship with an outside organization at some point during your undergraduate career. Scripps will also offer you the chance to be a part of over a dozen different magazines and newspapers that are published and maintained by the student body. One of their publications is ACRN, a student-run radio station that gives students the opportunity to gain experience in music journalism, and even practice their DJ skills. In addition, Scripps also has its own televised news station (run by students from a variety of majors) that specializes in sports, weather, and news reporting.