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.
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.
Beckermann to Present at ProfCon and Teach Together MNKay Beckermann, Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Digital Media, will present “Social Media Cartography: Creating a Course Map for […]
Application Deadline Extended for the Dragon Media GroupThe application deadline for the Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism’s Dragon Media Group has been extended until Friday, April 30th. […]
Campus News Named Best College News Magazine by Society of Professional JournalistsThe Society of Professional Journalists has named MSUM’s Campus News as the winner in the student news magazine category in […]
Dr. Quanbeck leads Workshop with MSUM Alumnus on Floyd Protest CoverageDr. Aaron Quanbeck, a professor in the School of Communication and Journalism, moderated an online workshop titled “Covering Civil Unrest” […]
Apply 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 […]