The journalism program prepares students for meaningful careers in the leading news organizations of our day. Steeped in traditional journalism values, journalism classes emphasize the importance of telling a story well, of clarity, conciseness, accuracy and fairness in reporting.
Augmenting journalism education based in valued traditions, the College of Media & Communication journalism faculty and staff work with news organizations in the Southwest to provide students meaningful internships and other career advancing opportunities.
During the last few semesters of their studies, journalism majors tend to focus on print, broadcast or Web journalism. However, all majors get exposure to the unique attributes of each media environment and they take at least one class in which they get experience telling stories in all three environments.
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In The News
- 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.
- The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University is honored to recognize four of its alumni who have received Pulitzer Prizes for their work in journalism.
- Bill Dean, Ed.D.
- Kippra Hopper, M.A.
- Kelly Kaufhold, Ph.D.
- Yunjuan Luo, Ph.D.
- Randy Reddick, Ph.D.
- Roger Saathoff, Ph.D.
- Kevin Stoker, Ph.D.