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
- 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.
- 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.
- Jerod Foster, Ph.D., the Professor Spotlight this month, began teaching at the college in the fall of 2007, after finishing his master's degree in agricultural communication. Foster worked several years as a professional freelance photographer and writer, and continues to pursue his freelance work through publication in popular press and commercial industries. - See more here.
- Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication alumnus Rick L'Amie recently accepted a position as the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's manager of communications. - See more here.
- Get to know faculty member Bill Dean, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media, Public Relations and Executive Vice President and CEO of the Texas Tech Alumni Association.. Watch here
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