The mass media, more than ever before, plays a vital role in how information is disseminated and how societies are shaped and function. As traditional forms of media and information dissemination change rapidly in an increasingly technological world, it is more important than ever for students to understand the way that media work, as well as learn to evaluate the messages that are sent. All students can benefit from the study of mass communications institutions, functions and techniques.
In the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication minor of Media Analysis, students will learn to understand the roles that media play, how they are changing and their impact. They will be given the tools they need to critically evaluate, analyze and interpret media messages in order to become wise consumers of media themselves. Please note, students may only apply to a minor in combination with an existing degree program. Please speak with your academic advisor to ensure this minor is applicable with your major.