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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Joe Freihofer graduated from Michigan State in Spring 2021 with a double major in Spanish and Journalism. He recently received First Place honors in the National Television Broadcast News category of the Hearst National Championship for his video, which came with a $10,000 prize. Freihofer beat out competition from Arizona, Missouri, and Florida for his video project about a Nashville small business overcoming adversity. Freihofer is currently a Videography Intern at Nashville Soccer Club.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 a Professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University and heads the Graduate Program in Journalism. She recently stepped aside as Director of the School of Journalism after 10 years. Before that, she was the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
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