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Functions & Criteria

There has never been a better time to enter the world of mass communications, where you can achieve your degree in a stimulating field with opportunities and satisfying careers in the new media – and beyond.

New Mexico State University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications offers a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with emphasis of study in advertising, broadcasting, news editorial, photojournalism and public relations. The department has an internship/practicum program, which assists students in finding varied internships that provide valuable, up-to-date experience. You also have the opportunity to work on a live news broadcast – News 22 – or create multimedia stories for the Merge, our online news magazine and our photojournalism site.

The Scoop, which reaches our alumni throughout the world, is completely written, illustrated and designed by our students. You are also encouraged to apply for national and regional scholarships. The communication and technical skills you learn as a journalism major opens career opportunities for you in all fields of journalism, including magazine, newspaper and online publications; radio and television, and, governmental agencies; business and industry communications; multi-media agencies; and advertising and public firms.


 

 


 

 

 

We sincerely thank the following for recent donations to the journalism department and various scholarships:

Cy F. Cress & Lois R. Cress (Siblings)— The Cress Excellence in Journalism Current Use Scholarship

Mr. & Mrs. Guy A. Phillips — Phillips Endowed Media Scholarship

Gena Bermudez — Journalism & Mass Communications  Scholarship

Eric Pearson — Journalism & Mass Communications Scholarship

Joseph Stuever — Barbara Kerr Page Endowed Scholarship

Chris Baker — Kokopelli Website Fund

Taos News — Kokopelli Website Fund

Linda Crittenden — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Belinda Rainosek — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Judith Ellsworth — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Linden Price — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Irene Perry — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Megan Riccitiello — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Nelda Garza — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Lt. Colonel Gary & Mrs. Gary R. Cataldo, USA (RET) — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Davis — Journalism Department Discretionary Fund

Grant Taylor – Journalism Department Discretionary Fund

Beverly Evans — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Shirley Faulkner — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Dona Fox — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Patricia Hawkins — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Grace James — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Mary Lothery — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Vernon Malec — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Kevin Marvel — Tamara E. Koch Scholarship

Esther Rickey — Daniel Perry Scholarship

Anthony Casaus— Journalism and Mass Comm. Department

 Diane Lilley — Journalism and Mass Comm. Department

Jeffery Hughes— Journalism and Mass Comm. Scholarship

Harry Readel— Journalism and Mass Comm. Scholarship

Kenneth Fischer— Journalism and Mass Comm. Scholarship

Sandra Graham— Journalism and Mass Comm. Scholarship

Antonio Rivera— Journalism and Mass Comm. Scholarship

Russ Lewis— J. Sean McCleneghan Endowed Scholarship

Jennifer Strasburg— Steven R. Pasternack Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Richard Hindley— Barbara Kerr Page Endowed Journalism Scholarship

Joseph Stuever— Barbara Kerr Page Endowed Journalism Scholarship

Robert Stone— Barbara Kerr Page Endowed Journalism Scholarship

Mark Dienhart— J. Sean McCleneghan Endowed Scholarship

News

Pen Pal on the continent of Africa

Posted on 11 Sep 2015
Pen Pal on the continent of Africa By: Robin Howzell                 During the summer I volunteered in Ghana, Africa. I vacationed in London, England. I toured Barcelona, Madrid, Pamplona, Toledo, Valencia; and studied Spanish in Cuenca Spain. My experiences of diversity and educatio

Journalism Department Welcomes New PR Professor

Posted on 21 Aug 2015
Journalism Department Welcomes New PR Professor     Janis Page joins the Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication as assistant professor, with a specialty in teaching public relations. She joins us from American University in Washington DC. She earned her Ph.D. at Missouri

J412 Documentary Photojournalism Term Project

Posted on 12 May 2015
J412 Documentary Photojournalism Term Project Students in Professor Bruce Berman’s Journalism 412, Documentary Photojournalism class do a Term documentary project and then, as a final step, has the books published at blurb.com and has a display of the bound books. The Documentary Phot

KRWG News 22

Posted on 19 Feb 2015
KRWG News 22 Wednesday 11, 20115 KRWG News 22 students prepare for their second broadcast of the year. Nick Miller, News 22 Director says, “It was alright.” It’s always rough at first, vets are rusty and it’s hard to get the new students to get used to the job.

Small Village Of New Mexico Project

Posted on 09 Feb 2015
Small Village Of New Mexico Project Journalism 412 Documentary Photography students get ready to embark on the Small Villages of New Mexico project. Four to five small villages in southern New Mexico will be documented. The instructor, Bruce Berman, along with his class will produce a

Cy Cress Excellence in Journalism Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted on 24 Nov 2014
Cy Cress Excellence in Journalism Scholarship Recipients Announced   The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications is pleased to announce that the recipients of the of Cress Excellence in Journalism Scholarship has been awarded to 11 students in the Journalism Department.

“Dr. Mac” Announces Retirement, July 1, 2014

Posted on 30 Jun 2014
 “Dr. Mac” Announces Retirement, July 1, 2014 J. Sean McCleneghan, 72, Ph.D., New Mexico State University Distinguished Achievement Professor and a 32-year veteran in the Department of Journalism & Mass Communications, announced his retirement effective July 1. “I will miss the ‘r

John E. Kramer Earns 2014 NMSU Distinguished Journalism Alumni Award

Posted on 30 Jun 2014
John E. Kramer Earns 2014 NMSU Distinguished Journalism Alumni John E. Kramer, a 1988 NMSU journalism graduate and the 22-year veteran vice president for communications at the powerful Institute for Justice (IFJ) in Arlington, VA, has earned a 2014 NMSU Distinguished Alumni Award for

Communications Welcomes Journalism Graduate

Posted on 02 Oct 2013
Communications Welcomes Journalism Graduate Kirvin Doak Communications of Las Vegas is proud to announce and welcome Ashley Trevizo, 24, to its public relations team as an account coordinator.  Trevizo will be in charge of managing the Insomniac Events and Vegas.com accounts, as well

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