Welcome to the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. JMC
students graduate prepared to excel in the media-related career of
their choice. Please take a few minutes to explore our majors in
advertising, journalism, public relations and television production.
JMC department is home to the student media. The Murray State News
publishes every Friday during fall and spring semesters; The News is on
the web at thenews.org.
MSU TV 11 airs several student productions during the fall and spring
semesters on the local cable system. You can visit TV-11 online at www.murraystate.edu/msutv/.
The JMC department is one of only 109 programs in the United States
fully-accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism
and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). In May 2004, the department received
its most recent six-year reaccreditation. Currently the department is
undergoing reaccreditation. A team of educators, administrators and
media professionals visited campus in October 2009 and has recommended
reaccreditation. The Council will vote to grant accreditation at its
May 2010 meeting. Programs and majors are reviewed frequently and
updated to reflect national academic and professional needs.