Journalism

It’s an exciting time to be a journalist. New technologies are redefining the way we work, communicate, and interact with one another, and are providing new opportunities for students who are willing to go one step further and learn how to practice responsible, compelling storytelling.

Our journalism faculty are leading the way in teaching students skills in multimedia storytelling and preparing them for a multimedia world. Alumni are finding jobs as reporters, producers, editors, photographers and other news positions as well as progressing to upper-level management positions such as anchoring CBS Evening News and as vice president of Mattel, Inc. In addition to landing a job, the industry has recognized our graduates with five Pulitzer Prizes.

Our promise

If you study journalism at Texas Tech, we will provide you with cutting-edge training steeped in honored journalism traditions taught by distinguished bright, enthusiastic, personable media veterans who care about students, journalism, and journalism’s future. We can promise that if you apply yourself and work hard during your Tech experience you will have fun and you will come away with a mindset and skillset that will prepare you for an exciting future in news, reporting, and every new communication opportunity the future might uncover.


In The News

8/19/14

  • Former doctoral student Dane Kiambi, Ph.D., and Autumn Shafer, Ph.D., received the Ecquid Novi African Journalism Studies Best Paper Award for Journalism Research at the 2014 AEJMC conference in Montreal for their paper titled, "Country Reputation Management: Developing a Scale for Measuring the Reputation of Four African Countries in the United States." The paper was selected for the award from the submissions to the AEJMC International Communication Division's Open Paper Competition.

4/2/14

  • Dr. Robert Peaslee, Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Electronic Media, along with Dr. John Barkdull (Political Science), Dr. Kanika Batra (English), and Dr. Rich Rice (English) have been awarded a grant as part of the Transdisciplinary Research Academy to study the impact of international and intercultural programming among Texas Tech University students.

    They will be investigating outcomes of on-campus programming related to intercultural and global issues as well as issues around study abroad.

3/31/14

  • Lily Luo, Ph.D. had her article, "The Internet and Agenda Setting in China: The Influence of Online Public Opinion on Media Coverage and Government Policy," accepted for publication in the International Journal of Communication.

2/13/14

  • Tune in to the Univision Television Network on Feb. 16 to watch Alumna Virginia Stille (JOUR 2012) compete in the Final Round of Nuestra Belleza Latina.

2/6/14

  • Kelly Kaufhold, Ph.D.,, has been invited to join a panel at the Broadcast Education Association Conference on April 6 in Las Vegas. The panel is, "Top Teaching Tips, How to Incorporate Mobile Journalism Techniques in Basic TV and Radio Reporting Courses."
  • The College of Media & Communication recently recruited 16 student ambassadors to promote the college with on-campus recruiting initiatives. - See more here.

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