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 Media Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies with emphases of study in advertising, broadcasting, news-editorial, photojournalism and public relations/strategic communications

NMSU journalism and media studies students have the opportunity to work on the department’s own live news broadcast, News 22, write stories and create multimedia pieces for our online news publication, Kokopelli, and produce photographic and written content for our photojournalism website, NMSU Shooters

The Scoop, which reaches our alumni throughout the world, is a full-color magazine written, illustrated and designed entirely by our students. 

The department also has an internship/practicum program, which provides excellent opportunities for students to gain valuable, real-world media experience. Students are also encouraged to apply for national and regional scholarships.

The communication and technical skills you learn as a journalism and media studies major at New Mexico State can open career opportunities for you in all fields of journalism including magazine, newspaper and online media, broadcasting, advertising, public relations and photojournalism.

Our graduates go on to work for private news organizations, business and industry communications departments, government agencies, multimedia agencies, and advertising and public relations firms.



The NMSU Department of Journalism and Media Studies: Forty years strong and still passionate about our mission. Turn your passion into action!


This video explores some of the multi-level opportunities available to journalism students at NMSU. Take a look! The NMSU Department of Journalism and Media Studies is unique. Our faculty and staff are passionate about our students and their academic and career success. Moreover, we are relentless in our commitment to ethical, high-quality journalism. Journalism is the Fourth Estate, and we take that seriously.