Mass Communications - News/Editorial

Mass Communications - News/Editorial

Think Do Mak a Difference St. Cloud State University St. Cloud State University

Students who seek a news editorial or photojournalism degree in mass communications will enter a field that is evolving in theory, strategy and technology, and they can influence the changes. Your classrooms and faculty are evolving, too, to meet the new needs. You'll mix classroom instruction with hands-on experience in the latest techniques and technologies for presenting news in digital and print formats. You'll be mentored by faculty, many who also work as professionals. You'll build skills and practice your craft at award-winning campus web and print publications. Practical internships provide an additional stage for your talents.

Program Highlights

  • Classes mix theory and research with practical applications and hands-on experiences.
  • Active student organizations with a rich tradition of excellence and awards.
  • Advanced laboratories and updated InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator software.
  • Centrally located newspaper, radio and television facilities, as well as computer and photo labs in Stewart Hall.
  • Faculty recognized for academic and professional work who encourage international travel and study to acquire a global perspective, and who contribute to textbooks and conduct timely research.
  • Wide variety of mass communications-related scholarships available.
  • Practical work experience available on campus.

Program Distinctions

  • 1 of 2 Minnesota schools with accreditation by Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
  • Diverse faculty have strong professional and academic backgrounds and have won awards from both academic and professional organizations, traveled internationally, become individually accredited by organizations such as the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), contributed to textbooks and conducted research recognized by their field.
  • Awards from the American Academy of TV Arts and Sciences, Broadcast Education Association, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Diverse career opportunities also reach into advertising, broadcast and print journalism, public relations and marketing.

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Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • 1,100+ international students
  • 1 of 56 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winners
  • 1 million hours of campus, community volunteer service
  • NCAA Division I men's and women's hockey teams
  • 19 teams compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC)
  • $4.8 million HD TV broadcasting renovation
  • Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking

Popular Careers

  • News/Sports/Investigative/Features Journalist
  • Photojournalist
  • Content Editor
  • Editor/Publisher
  • Layout/Design
  • Magazine Writer
  • Web/Social Media Writer

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