Journalism and Media Studies | University of Northern Colorado

Journalism and mass communications have changed dramatically since the turn of the 21st century. UNC’s Journalism and Media Studies department is designed to help students navigate these changes and succeed as media evolves and grows. The department offers a focus on public relations and a focus on current affairs and multimedia journalism.

Public relations

Public relations students focus on social science research, developing creative concepts, writing and editing, media planning, and executing persuasive campaigns. Emphasis is placed on the principles of public relations, marketing and advertising.

The public relations focus is not accepting new applications for admission.

News and multimedia

The News and Multimedia Journalism track is for students interested in providing news to the public, whether it appears in print, broadcast or online media. The focus teaches students to do everything necessary to produce news, including reporting, writing, video shooting, video and audio editing, and studio work.

Minor in Media Studies

UNC’s 18-credit media studies minor focuses on the social and cultural aspects of media and includes courses such as introduction to journalism and media studies, the impact of mass media on the society and the history of mass media.

Students Recognized at Convocation 2019

Journalism and media studies students Patrick Carlson, Amy Golden, Mary Harbert, Thomas Jackson, Kortney Lockey, Lucas Mullins and Morgan Patton were recognized April 14 for program excellence. Congratulations! Consult the program of the event. See all photos from the event.