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The College of Mass Communication and Media Arts is home to the:

This is a college where much is expected, but the rewards can be great. Each department has a long history of award-winning students who later earn accolades in their professional lives. Our diverse faculty provides the opportunity to visualize success with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities with guidance and expertise in bridging the gap between what you learn in a classroom and what you accomplish with numerous experiential opportunities.

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The College’s service unit, WSIU Public Broadcasting, operates National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) units. 

 

Notable Alumni

Reporters

  • Jackie Spinner

  • Jim Bittermann

Writers

  • John Behnke

  • Rob Humphrey

  • Jim Peterson

Film Directors

  • Steven James

  • Fred Marks

  • Milcho Manchevski

  • Robert Weiss

Photographers

  • Paul Elledge

  • Steve Nozicka

Producers

  • Liz Ralston

  • Ben Kalina

Photojournalists

  • Rich Saal

  • Susan Pogue