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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
    • 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 […]
    • Media, Arts and Communications Fair today
      Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3-5 p.m. | Roland Dille Center for the Arts – Hansen Theater Please join us today, […]
    • MSUM Sports Communication Conference
      Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | CMU Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) presents its third Sports […]
    • Fall 2017 Dragon Business Cruise
      Friday, Sept. 22 | 12:30-5:30 p.m. Join us for our Fall 2017 Dragon Business Cruise on Friday, Sept. 22! This […]
    • Dr. Hest presents at Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Conference
      Dr. Theresa Hest, Communication Studies Professor from the School of Communication and Journalism, presented at the 2017 Conference of the […]
    • Holtan wins two national writing awards
      Merrie Sue Holtan, School of Communication and Journalism, won two national writing awards at the National Federation of Press Women […]
    • Alumna to enter Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus as postulant
      Melissa Haas ’15 (communication studies) is entering the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus as a postulant on Aug. 27. […]
    • MSUM alumnus named news photographer, editor of the year
    • MSUM alumnus named news photographer, editor of the year
      KARE 11 photojournalist Chad Nelson 'sweeps' NPPA awards
    • Campus News named national finalist in SPJ 2016 Mark of Excellence awards
      Campus News was named a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) 2016 Mark of Excellence national finalist in the Best All-Around […]
    • MSUM School of Communication & Journalism Dedicates Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism May 3
      Wednesday, May 3 | 1 p.m. | MacLean 262 Minnesota State University Moorhead School of Communication and Journalism will dedicate […]
    • The Advocate wins nearly 40 journalism awards
      The MSUM Advocate brought home 36 North Dakota Professional Communicators (NDPC) Awards recently. The student-run Advocate took home first place […]
    • Holtan wins awards at ND Professional Communicators state competition
      Merrie Sue Holtan, Communication and Journalism, earned first place awards in sports writing and home writing in the North Dakota […]
    • Ad Campaigns team presentation
      Thursday, April 20 | 1:30 p.m. | Communication & Journalism Lounge Go for the Insomnia Cookies. Stay for the sick […]
    • Dragon Business Cruise
      Friday, April 21 | 1-5 p.m. Join us on the Dragon Business Cruise this Friday, 1-5 p.m. We feature Moorhead […]
    • Communication Studies senior seminar survey
      How are classes going? Did you have an expectation when you walked into class? Maybe hear about the professor before […]
    • Campus News named best college newscast by Society of Professional Journalists for third straight year
      For the third year in a row, the Society of Professional Journalists has named MSUM’s Campus News the winner in […]
  • 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.
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