A sophisticated understanding of mass communication is a critical asset for careers in business, government, community and the non-profit sectors. As a student in the Mass Communication and Media Studies program, you will examine a variety of media and communication subjects including History of Mass Communication, Social Media, and Political Communication.
With courses taught by the Cronkite School’s top-tier faculty, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Steven Doig, media literacy advocate and researcher Dr. Mary-Lou Galician and new media pioneer Dan Gillmor, this program is designed to give you a deep and nuanced understanding of the growing importance, power, influence and changing nature of media in the world. Program courses include: Media Issues in American Pop Culture, Race, Gender, and Media, and Visual Communication.
- The Cronkite School has the best record in the Society of Professional Journalists' national "Mark of Excellence" competition for more than 15 years.
- Cronkite has one of the nation's best records in the Hearst Journalism Awards, including two first-place finishes and three second-place finishes. The Hearst Awards are considered the Pulitzer Prizes of college journalism.
- The Cronkite School has won the international Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for reporting on social justice issues, the best record of any journalism school.