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.
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
- "Seriously Social: Young Adults, Social Media and News" by Kelly Kaufhold, Ph.D., has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies. Congratulations!
- Congratulations to Kelly Kaufhold, Ph.D.! His manuscript, "Old Dogs, New Tricks: Online News Uses New Tools but Attracts the Same Eyeballs," has been accepted for publication in Newspaper Research Journal in fall 2014.
- Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Kaufhold! His paper, "You Can Fix Stupid: An Experimental Game to Teach a Need for News," was selected as the Top Paper at this summer's annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Washington, D.C.
- Kaufhold, K. (2013, August). Seriously Social: Young Adults, Social Media and News, to be presented to the Communication Technology division at the August national conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Washington, D.C.
- Congratulations to Dr. Luo and co-author Dr. Hongzhong Zhang from Beijing Normal University in China! Her paper "Web Credibility in China: Is the Internet More Credible Than Traditional News Sources?" has been selected as best paper for the International Communication Division at the 2013 AEJMC midwinter conference.
- Mr. Justin Keene will join the college faculty on September 1, 2013, as an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Electronic Media. Mr. Keene is completing his Ph.D. at Indiana University. He earned his B.A. and M.A. at Texas Tech University.
CHECK OUT WHAT SOME OF OUR STUDENTS ARE INVOLVED WITH:
- Bill Dean, Ed.D.
- Lea Hellmueller, Ph.D.
- Kelly Kaufhold, Ph.D.
- Yunjuan Luo, Ph.D.
- Randy Reddick, Ph.D.
- Roger Saathoff, Ph.D.
- Kevin Stoker, Ph.D.
- Journalism Degree Requirements
- Department Chairperson Notes
- Department of Journalism & Electronic Media