Media, Communications and Journalism
What MCJ Students Learn
We teach students the importance and value of media, communications and journalism and how to communicate ethically and responsibly in those fields. Blending theory, professional practice and hands-on learning, we build leaders who can think critically, write well and thrive in rapidly changing environments.
MCJ graduates are well represented on the staffs of many of America’s finest newspapers, radio and television stations, broadcast and film production companies, advertising agencies and public relations firms.
Graduates in advertising are working for agencies that include J. Walter Thompson;
Foote, Cone, and Belding; Chiat/Day; Publicis, JP Marketing and Jeffrey Scott Agency.
The department’s advertising students regularly finish high in regional and national
competitions sponsored by the American Advertising Federation.
Graduates in broadcast journalism are heavily represented on the staffs of Fresno radio and television stations. They also can be found at CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN and PBS.
Film and media arts (formerly known as multimedia production) graduates are creative storytellers who communicate through writing, photography, video, audio, and the web. Alumni in multimedia production are on all the staffs at local television stations and multiple production companies. Some are working on network television shows such as Survivor.
MCJ graduates in digital journalism are working for newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Fresno Bee and other major newspapers.
Public relations graduates have jobs with Google, Facebook, Twitter, American Airlines, Caltrans, Coca-Cola, and other nationally known entities. They also work at regional, national, and international PR firms.