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.


Drs. Laura Rickard and Bridie McGreavy receive grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Their project, entitled “Fish, Farms and Shared Futures: Defining public perceptions of land-based aquaculture to support
sustainable decision-making”  will explore local Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) siting dynamics, focusing on perceptions and communication. Check out this news clip featuring Dr. Rickard describing this award and a UMaine feature story.

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