Journalism and Mass Communication

The Journalism and Mass Communication program offers tracks in print journalism, broadcast and electronic journalism, public relations 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.

News

Photo Journalist Dan Fagin

Fagin Describes Crises of Natural and Communication Environments

“We can exploit the power that we have or we can embrace another Biblical concept—the concept of stewardship,” Fagin said. To do the latter, he said, we have to think beyond our individual situation and consider “what’s in the best interest of our children and grandchildren and the rest of our descendants.” 
Photo Samford debaters celebrate honors from the Vanderbilt tournament

Samford Debaters Earn Honors at Vanderbilt Tournament

Members of Samford University’s debate team earned a number of honors at a Vanderbilt University debate tournament Oct. 14-15. 
Photo Hannah Jones, Hannah Hutson, Morgan Johnson, Abby Zajac, Elijah Zuspan, and Payton Walters received Samford PRSSA’s third consecutive Star Chapter award Oct. 7.

Samford PRSSA Earns Third Star Chapter Honor

Fewer than 10 percent of PRSSA chapters nationally qualify for the honor, which requires ethics education, community service, high school outreach and association with sponsoring PRSA chapters.