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Media, Communications and Journalism

94 Years of Teaching and Learning

Since 1928, the Media, Communications and Journalism Department has prepared thousands of students for professional media careers. The department currently offers courses in advertising, broadcast journalism, film, photography, digital journalism, public relations and video production.

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MCJ Faculty

Our faculty have years of industry experience and will help you find the depths of your creativity, encourage your growth and foster your inspiration for life.

Faculty Directory

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Is MCJ right for you?

There are two entities at Fresno State: the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism (MCJ) and the Department of Communication. 

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Curriculum Changes

The department recently adopted an overhaul of its curriculum. Students who entered Fresno State beginning in fall 2020 are subject to the requirements of this new curriculum. 

Curriculum Changes

Mission Statement

We teach students the importance and value of media, communications and journalism, and why, where, when and how to communicate ethically and responsibly in those fields. Through blending theory, professional practice and hands-on learning, we build leaders who can think critically, write well and thrive in rapidly changing environments.

Our Vision  

Media, Communications and Journalism strives to be a national academic leader by designing student experiences that create a thriving environment. We work to foster growth, excellence and collaboration through deliberate practice, multiple layers of feedback, and structured reflection with an emphasis on civic and community engagement that enhances life. We aim to celebrate mutual respect, inclusion and diversity as essential pieces of success in the classroom, our professions and as productive global citizens.  

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