Texas Tech University

Department of Journalism & Creative Media Industries

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An adaptable skillset. A killer portfolio. A supportive professional network.

The Department of Journalism & Creative Media Industries (JCMI) emphasizes experiential education opportunities that provide immersive learning environments, leading students to produce a robust portfolio of content with support from peer, faculty, alumni, and industry mentors. In producing their work, JCMI students are encouraged from their first day in our degree programs to take advantage of opportunities to get busy “making stuff” and plug in to our robust, collaborative content culture.

Program Offerings

In JCMI, we offer the following programs:

Student Opportunities

Here is an updated list of award-winning student production opportunities and organizations affiliated with JCMI:

Bullet Advertising Team – Nationally competitive strategic content production

The College Cinephile – Student-produced film criticism program

The Daily Toreador – Student newspaper

Double-T Insider – Sports magazine program produced with TTU Athletics

Heads Up Display – Gaming/pop culture program

The Hub@TTU – Student longform/feature news outlet

Kappa Tau Alpha – Journalism & Mass Communication National Honor Society, TTU Chapter

KTXT FM 88.1, The Raider - College radio station

KTTZ, Texas Tech Public Broadcasting (PBS/NPR affiliate on-campus)

MCTV: Media & Communication TV – Student news broadcast

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) – TTU Chapter

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) – TTU Chapter

Tech Creative Media Association (TCMA)

Tech Gaming Club – Social club for those interested in gaming

Tech Esports Association – Competitive gaming at a national level

TTU Women's Production Club

Tech Virtual Reality Club – VR/AR enthusiasts

Message from the Chair

Glenn Cummins

What an exciting time to study Journalism and Creative Media Industries!

Sure, journalism is changing, growing, evolving—but it's more important than ever. The ways that people get their news continues to shift rapidly in the 21st century, with more and more apps, devices, platforms constantly popping up. And the speed with which news and information spreads is also rapidly increasingly. But despite all these changes, the craft of journalism, newsgathering, and reporting remains crucial to our society. Through both classwork and involvement in student organizations and extracurricular activities, JCMI faculty and staff work hard to make sure our students are getting all the tools and training they need to be successful not just today but for the years to come.

Likewise, the Creative Media Industries are constantly expanding! Creative media content of all forms flows across screens big and small, and the boundaries between TV, film, gaming, and radio have turned into one big blur. And just like news and information, the ways we get our entertainment content is also evolving and expanding. Our Department emphasizes storytelling across all these legacy and emerging media platforms and genres. We also work to make sure our students understand the “industry” and business structure that supports all this. By integrating both creativity and this industry perspective, we make sure our students graduate with the skills to be both creators and leaders in the creative media industries.

The classes you'll take as a JCMI student give you the hands-on practical experience, critical-thinking skills, and an overview of the Journalism and Creative Media Industries that you'll need to be successful. Our students learn both inside and outside the classroom, and they hone their skills and knowledge in settings like on-location media productions, newsrooms, study abroad experiences, “study away” excursions, internships, and more. We want our students to be involved and learning about their future career field from the time they come to TTU, to graduation day, and beyond.

Our alumni are proof that what we're doing works! There's no limit to the types of jobs that JCMI grads have found, and some of them might surprise you. Our alumni are working in places you'd expect—newsrooms, video production companies, movie sets. But they're also working in a wide variety of corporate settings, freelancing, and more. More importantly, JCMI alumni love to give back and connect with our students to help grow their knowledge, skills, and professional connections.

We'd love to have you be part of all the exciting things that are going on in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media Industries! Please do reach out with any questions and learn more about how you can be part of JCMI.

Wreck ‘em Tech!

Glenn Cummins
Professor & Interim Department Chair
Journalism & Creative Media Industries

Contact Us

Glenn Cummins, Ph.D.
Professor & Interim Department Chair
Department of Journalism & Creative Media Industries

Email: glenn.cummins@ttu.edu 
Phone: +1.806.834.3117

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