MSU's School of Journalism is a nationally-accredited program that is light years ahead of the rest in its creativity and imagination. Faculty encourage students to think "outside the box" and prepare them to step out of the classroom today and into a job tomorrow. Our graduates are known as deep thinkers and motivated doers. As a result, they are rising stars as professionals in industry and researchers in academia.
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A fleet of tiny jets hovers over an office door, and each jet drawn there appears to be in motion, as it sets its own flight pattern. The sketch illustrates the unique personality of the retiring instructor inside, Karl Gude, and the way he sets creativity free for his students.Read more
Journalism students can pursue a B.A., M.A. or Ph.D, and are welcome to select from a variety of concentrations, minors and focus areas to enhance their learning experience.
In preparation for that first job, students enjoy hands-on learning in our cutting-edge newsroom, television production studios, video editing suites and more. Internships and study abroad opportunities provide real-world experiences you won't find anywhere else.
The new Spartan Newsroom and Immersive Media Studio invite students to collaborate, gain real-life experiences and build professional skills in news, animation and motion capture. In addition, students and faculty can design and produce virtual reality broadcasts and 360 animation renderings for immersive storytelling.
From studying health communication and the environment to sports journalism and hands-on learning opportunities - we strive to deliver impactful research and produce the next generation of high-quality storytellers.
Dr. Lucinda D. Davenport is Director and Professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. Before that, she was the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. Dr. Davenport has worked in many different areas of journalism and communication in the industry, from all types of reporting to doing public relations to being a digital media pioneer. The objective of her research is to have significance and impact that benefit individuals and society in general. Her areas of focus are innovative media technologies, ethics and history, among others.
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