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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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  • EVENTS
    April 28, 2017: Social Media Day
  • School of Communication & Journalism News
    • Bearing Witness: The Art of the Photojournalist
      MSUM gallery exhibit features Forum photojournalists The work of three local photographers who gained reputations for outstanding news photography are […]
    • Spunky senior graduates with honors, checks degree off bucket list
      By Danielle Page On May 11, Marijo Vik will walk across the stage in Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Nemzek Fieldhouse […]
    • Holtan earns three writing awards at NDPC spring conference
      Merrie Sue Holtan, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, earned three writing awards from North Dakota Professional Communicators at the NDSU […]
    • The #1 class for your resume
      Flypaper, MSUM’s student-run ad agency, is looking for copywriters, designers, web developers (using Wix, WordPress and other open source platforms), […]
    • MSUM’s Campus News sweeps TV newscast awards
    • MSUM students achieve Honorable Mention in national competition
    • Volunteer at Eventide
      Friday, April 13 | 1:30-5 p.m. | Eventide Have you always been looking for opportunities to get involved in the […]
    • ‘Prairie Post Office’ receives awards, recognition
      Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota (2017, NDSU Press), by authors Steven Bolduc (Economics) and […]
    • MSUM Advertising Campaign team places third, receives ‘Best Team Chemistry’ award
    • Communications alumni panel
      Thursday, April 12 | 3-4 p.m. | Communication Lounge, Flora Frick Join the School of Communication and Journalism and Communicators […]
    • Social Media Day
      Friday, April 6 | 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium, Weld Hall You are invited to Social Media […]
    • MSUM students launch Bear With Me campaign
      Challenge students to take bears on an adventure MSUM students launched the Bear With Me campaign to challenge other students […]
    • Join #BeeThePurpose Spelling Bee for childhood cancer
      Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 7-9 p.m. | CMU Underground Minnesota State University Moorhead students are invited to “Spell with Purpose” […]
    • Multimedia journalism students collaborate with Spotlight Media
      Multimedia journalism students have been invited by Spotlight Media, a Fargo magazine company, to publish original reporting and digital storytelling […]
    • Free coffee for 5 minutes of your time
      Flypaper wants you to think about your perceptions and expectations of Advertising Agencies. Based on these personal beliefs, please rank the five […]
    • ‘Homegrown: From Farm to Fargo’
      Student Documentary showing at Fargo Theatre Wednesday Minnesota State University Moorhead students enrolled in the TV News Documentary class are […]
    • College students needed for survey
      The Public Relations Research class is conducting a survey to find out if college students are motivated and willing to […]
    • Commsgiving
      Thursday, Nov. 16 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Robinson Room Calling all Communication Studies students! Join Communicators in Action for Commsgiving, […]
    • MSUM Enrollment Increases for 2nd Straight Year
      The official Fall Semester enrollment figures for Minnesota State University Moorhead show an overall increase led by gains in new […]
    • What’s happening in Marketing
      Each year, the Marketing Communications team develops a holiday greeting from the university to faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends […]
  • Benefits of MSUM's School of Communication & Journalism
    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.
  • Aaron Lund, Communication Studies
    Becca Leback, Broadcast Journalism
    Our students produce the most compelling stories.
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