Jackson State University in Mississippi has established a School of Journalism and Media Studies. The university is the first HBCU in Mississippi and the seventh nationally to have a School of Journalism. And it is only the third university in Mississippi to have a journalism school.
The university is already well established in the field with a mass communication academic program, two television stations, one radio station, one affiliate radio station, a weekly student newspaper, a student-produced magazine, and access to an online weather facility. The school will offer a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a master’s degree in mass communication. Concentrations will include integrated marketing, media production, multimedia journalism, sports media, advertising, and public relations.
Carolyn Meyers, president of Jackson State University, stated that “the School of Journalism and Media Studies will give our students the skills and the experiences they need to tell the stories that matter, to connect to audiences in meaningful ways and to take their places as producers, owners and leaders in this ever-evolving media communications industry.”