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, Mass Communication, and Journalism, and through its graduate programs in Communication and Mass Communication.

Department News (Spring, 2017)

Fake News Panel @ Bangor Public Library [March 28]

Professor Joshua Roiland will participate on a panel about Fake News at the Bangor Public Library on Tuesday, March 28 at 5:15pm.  It is open to the Public.

The Alan Miller Fund for Excellence in Communication and Journalism 2017 Visiting Journalist Program

Washington Post reporters Katie Mettler and Jessica Contrera will visit UMaine at the end of March as this year’s visiting journalists for the Alan Miller Fund for Excellence in Communication and Journalism Program. In addition to attending journalism classes, Mettler and Contrera will give a public talk entitled, “Clickbait, Fake News, and The Fourth Estate: Why Journalism is More Vital Than Ever” on Thursday, March 30. The talk will be held in Wells Conference Center Room 3 and run from 2:00-3:30pm, with a reception to follow from 3:30-5:00pm. Both the talk and the reception are free and open to the public. For questions, please contact Professor Josh Roiland
A Talk By Joshua Roiland, CLAS-Honors Preceptor of Journalism and Assistant Professor of Communication and Journalism
7:00pm April 12, 2017
100 Donald P. Corbett Business Building
UMaine Student Journalists Cover 2016 Election

CLAS-Honors Preceptor of Journalism Joshua Roiland’s class project covering the 2016 election (by creating this newspaper) was recently featured on ABC7/Fox22 Bangor.

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