Welcome to the Department of Communication and Journalism

The Department’s primary educational mission is to offer challenging liberal arts degree programs that include the personal and professional practices and the social contexts of communication, mass communication, and journalism. Through the study of human communication we seek to understand and to improve the human condition. The Department fulfills this liberal arts mission through its undergraduate programs in Communication, Media Studies, and Journalism, and through its graduate programs in Communication and Media Studies.


Congratulations to Olivia Reese!

Olivia Reese, a Media Studies major, has been selected to be this semester’s McGillicuddy Humanities Center fellow. Her research aims to reconceptualize cultivation theory to consider elements of social media usage. She is the first non-English major to receive this honor. 

Paul Grosswiler to give talk Tuesday, March 12

On Tuesday, March 12th, Professor Paul Grosswiler will be giving a talk in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union titled “James Carey and Canadian Media Theory: Communication is Culture.” Box lunches and hot beverages will be available. 

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