Journalism and Mass Communication

The Journalism and Mass Communication program offers tracks in print journalism, broadcast and electronic journalism, pr and advertising. The department also houses a film production minor and offers courses in visual communication.

A unique combination of a liberal studies education and professional training in journalism and mass communication provides you with almost limitless career options. Our graduates regularly go into careers in magazines, television, video production, public relations, advertising, marketing, sports information, media research, media sales, law, ministerial communication, broadcasting and book publishing.

Allie Klaubert
Every single day that I spent at Samford prepared me for the "real world." From technical skills like how to write a press release or deliver a presentation to general life skills, I'm grateful for my Samford degree everyday. Allie Klaubert - Associate, Markstein Strategic Communications Agency

Mass communication is intrinsic to all aspects of life. As a result, it is perhaps the most vital discipline for understanding the world in the 21st century. With this in mind, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Samford must help students not only understand media culture but also learn to become ethical communicators. The department's mission is to prepare students to contribute to the greater Christian community by making a difference in the American media culture.


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JMC Students Partner with NCAA for Championship Festival

Eighteen students from all areas of Samford JMC, including sports media minors, broadcast production students, sports writing students and public relations students, covered the various sports at the festival as part of an educational immersion program.  
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Samford’s Bateman Competition Team Works to Raise Mental Health Awareness

Samford University’s Face the Five team is promoting the Campaign to Change Direction in partnership with Give an Hour to raise awareness of mental health. 
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Emmons Receives Mentorship Award

The award is given to an accredited public relations professional (APR) who selflessly gives time and talents to students, young professionals and the community.