Department of Mass Communication

Real-world experience is the basis of our award-winning mass communication program. It is our program's  combination of academic preparation and skills training that employers and graduate schools find appealing.

Concepts taught in class are tested with the campus newspaper (The Wichitan), explored in the  television station, and applied in required internships. Training on modern equipment enhances skills important in today's competitive job market. Documentaries, public relations campaigns, graphic design projects, and writing exercises help prepare students for graduate school or their job search after graduation. 

Department News

Third Social Media Day scheduled for Oct. 1 | Together with the Division of Student Affairs and the Division of Enrollment Management, the Department of Mass Communication will be sponsoring Social Media Day, Monday, Oct. 1 in Legacy Hall. It is open to all students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community. Pre-registration is helpful but not required. [Read more…]

MSU students win Texas college media awards | The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association recognized more than 30 students at the organization's annual conference in Dallas. In addition, students won the Director's Trophy for the most points in on-site competitions. The Wichitan news media and Voices literary magazine got first place for overall excellence in their division while MSU Sports Scene got second in overall excellence. [Read more…]

Social Media Day: A day to recognize and to celebrate social media's impact on global communication | Together with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the Department of Mass Communication will be sponsoring Social Media Day, Monday, Sept. 25 in Legacy Hall. It is open to all students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community. Pre-registration is helpful. [Read more…]

27 MSU Student Recognized by State College Press Association | Midwestern State University’s student media won 27 awards at the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association competition in Dallas. [Read more…]

Social Media Day: A day to recognize and to celebrate social media's impact on global communication | Together with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the Department of Mass Communication will be sponsoring Social Media Day, Monday, Oct. 24 in Legacy Hall. It is open to all students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community. Pre-registration is helpful. [Read more…]

22 MSU Students Recognized by State College Press Association | At the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention, one Midwestern State University Mass Communication student placed in on-site competitions, and the campus media and senior documentaries received 27 awards. [Read more…]

Senior Documentary Screenings set for Dec. 11 | Six graduating seniors will be presenting the documentaries they have created as part of this semester's Senior Production course Friday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Fain Fine Arts Theatre. [Read more…]

Two Students Win Advertising Scholarships | Two Midwestern State University students in Mass Communication, Blake Muse and Megan Piehler, received $2,000 scholarships from the Advertising Education Foundation of Houston and from the American Advertising Federation — Houston. [Read more...]

Students Receive Statewide Recognition | At the spring of 2015 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention, five Midwestern State University Mass Communication students placed in on-site competitions, and the campus media and senior documentaries received 21 awards. [Read more...]

Newspaper, Staff, & Adviser Receive Recognition | At the 2014 college media national convention in Philadelphia, the Midwestern State University student newspaper, The Wichitan, three members of the staff, and the adviser received national recognition. [Read more...]

Documentary Named National Finalist | The College Broadcasters named the MSU student documentary "Under the Helmet" one of four finalists in the Best Documentary/Public Affairs category of the 2014 National Student Production Awards. [Read more...]

Newspaper Receives Recognition | The Midwestern State University student newspaper, The Wichitan, was named as a finalist for a national award, the Pacemaker, given by the Associated Collegiate Press in the spring of 2013. [Read more...]