School of Communication & Journalism
Communication and Journalism are exciting, dynamic and fast-moving fields of study. From the morning newspaper to online publications, personal presentations, advertising and public relations messages, tweets, and blogs to the nightly news broadcast, communicating is an integral part of our everyday lives. The School of Communication & Journalism offers a variety of majors each balancing the breadth of a liberal arts curriculum with the depth of a professional career curriculum. Students acquire career communication skills through traditional in-classroom learning and hands-on experiential projects.
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MSUM School of Communication & Journalism students learn by doing, not just from textbook theories and case studies. Students gain relevant, hands-on experience outside the classroom through a multitude of collegiate competitions, student organizations and internship opportunities. This hands-on approach allows students to graduate with a strong, diverse portfolio and samples of real-world work that are sure to impress future employers.
Our faculty have years of experience working in the media profession prior to teaching, and are eager to share their firsthand experience with students. Nationally recognized, practicing professionals also teach a number of courses and provide students with incredible connections in the industry.
MSUM School of Communication & Journalism students consistently produce award-winning television broadcasts, newspaper articles, advertising and public relations campaigns, blogs, photographs, documentaries and more. Employers are familiar with the regional and national contests, and recognize the skill and dedication it takes to win—which our students frequently do.
The Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism, housed in the School of Communication & Journalism, gives students the opportunity for scholarships, apprenticeships and enrichment programs, including conferences and professional collaboration.
Apply for the Dragon Media Group – Fall 2023Apply for the Dragon Media Group The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and Minnesota State University Moorhead are looking for as many as five students to participate in a paid mentorship-based internship in the Fall of 2023. The ideal candidates will be smart, positive and eager to work as a team to produce and publish a series or project in topic areas […]
Rondo Brothers of Moorhead speak at MSUM Feb. 27Monday, Feb. 27 | 7 p.m. | Center for the Arts Gaede Stage The Rondo Brothers of Moorhead will discuss their experiences in Fargo-Moorhead in the ’60s and ’70s
Apply Now for the Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism’s Dragon Media GroupThe Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and Minnesota State University Moorhead are looking for as many as five students to participate in a paid mentorship-based internship in the Spring of 2023. The Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism is now accepting applications for the Dragon Media Group. The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 14th. Over the course of this semester, students will work […]
Walker’s “Rhythms of Refuge” Premiere at Fargo Theater“Rhythms of Refuge: A Seasonal Journey Through Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge,” a short film created by Chris Walker, photographer and assistant professor with the MSUM School of Communication and Journalism, will be showcased on Thursday, October 13 at the Fargo Theatre. Reserve your tickets to this free event at eventbright.com. Walker spent the last five years recording images and audio […]
MSUM’s first student newspaper shut down for swearing and ‘mischief making’As Minnesota State University Moorhead celebrates more than 50 years of The Advocate, a look back at its predecessor that ruffled more than a few feathers. By Tracy Briggs, Oct. 5, 2022 MOORHEAD – American student journalists of the late 1960s were an entirely different breed – communicators created from cultural unrest. Surrounded by protests over the Vietnam War, women’s […]