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 a sports media minor, as well as coursework in church media, social media and photojournalism.

Samford JMC combines a classic liberal studies education with hands-on professional training. Because of this, our students have a wide career market available to them upon graduation. Our alumni 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 - Senior Manager, 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, Samford JMC 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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Pulitzer Prize Winner Fagin to Present Davis Lecture Nov. 2

Howard College of Arts and Sciences and the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership are partnering to host the free public lecture by the author of ‘Toms River,’ a gripping, true account of childhood cancers caused by industrial pollution in the town of Toms River, New Jersey. 
Photo Howard College of Arts and Sciences Dean Tim Hall greets a member of the Class of 2017.

"Now is a Good Time for You to Take Some Chances,” Nunnelley Tells Arts and Sciences Graduates

Veteran journalist Carol Nunnelley offered words of professional encouragement and noted two important qualities of the graduates: their experience outside their own cultures and their community service. 
Photo Brian Lyman (center) talks with Samford journalism professors Bernie Ankney (left) and Clay Carey

Veteran Reporter Lyman Urges Young Journalists to Tell Human Stories Behind Facts

“Whatever challenges we face, whatever technologies sink into oblivion or emerge over the horizon, journalists must always be storytellers,” Lyman said.