Telecommunications majors work behind the scenes in the the digital studio of McCormick Center

Media and Journalism (B.A.)

Our lives are saturated with media: computers, the Internet, cell phones, apps, social media, and more. However, just because media is now immediate and easily accessible doesn’t mean it’s handled effectively.

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.A.
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Chair of the Department of Media and Journalism, Associate Professor
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Learn media literacy and practical skills to connect with digital audiences and create — not just entertaining — valuable content. Learn to adapt to an ever-changing and evolving media environment, one that’s now driven by breaking news and social media influencers. Develop the communication, marketing, and journalistic skills necessary to effectively use media to reach desired audiences, whether in your personal life or your future profession.

Courses and Curriculum

CU Degree Requirements*

*Please see the CU degree requirements effective Fall 2023. All enrolled students can also review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion in Degree Works.

Studies include video production, video editing, broadcast journalism, programming and management. Students can also study sports, documentary, corporate video or dramatic/comedy production.

Studies include online journalism, editing, feature writing, magazine editing and production, public affairs reporting, and broadcast journalism.

Studies include public relations theory and practice, publicity and public relations, PR cases and problems, as well as options in video production, feature writing, online journalism, introduction to business, economics, marketing principles and practices and advertising management. As a capstone, students participate in a mass communications seminar, practicum or internship.

Studies in emergent media develop the skills employers are looking for in web design, visual communication, social media, and other new media technologies.

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Clubs and Organizations

  • The Voice, the nationally-recognized weekly student newspaper
  • BUSN, student-produced television programming
  • BUNow, student-run, online news portal
  • WHSK-FM, student-managed radio station with call-in and music programs

Other opportunities are available through active chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and the National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS-AERho).

The Husky Difference

Among recent internships for majors have been with Disney, ESPN, MTV, Glass Entertainment, and NBC.
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Rosie Langello begins her coverage of the March Madness tournament in Alabama

I run my own sports department in Montgomery, AL where my teammate and I cover seven colleges which include Auburn, Alabama, Troy, and Alabama State. We also cover high school sports and air "The Friday Night Football Fever" during football season. In March, I got to cover two local college basketball teams in the NCAA Tournament. Luckily, Alabama and Auburn played in the first two rounds in Birmingham, AL.

Rosie Langello '16
Media and Journalism
Enrique Josephs

As a senior I attended the first Confer Radio Institute held on campus. I met Pat Garrett, one of the top voice-over guys. I never knew doing that kind of work could be a career. Pat let us use his equipment to record demos and also told us to keep working and not give up. It was great advice that I never forgot.

Enrique Josephs '14
Media and Journalism
Deanna Lupia

When I was looking into schools, I was searching for great journalism and mass communications programs, as well as schools who had an ROTC program. My mom went to Bloom and really enjoyed her time here, so when I looked into the university they luckily had both programs I was looking for. Then when I visited the campus for the first time, I felt like I was at home. I knew it was the perfect fit for me!

Deanna Lupia '19
Media and Journalism
Making it big time in The Big Easy

My friends and everyone I met in the major were amazing. The comradery between us made working together so much easier and also lots of fun. Through my time with BUNow is when I think I learned my most valuable lesson. If you put in the work, stay hungry and get involved, you’ll earn your place in whatever it is you’re pursuing.

Matt Mastrogiovanni ’17
Media and Journalism
Enrique Josephs
Deanna Lupia
Making it big time in The Big Easy
Rosie Langello begins her coverage of the March Madness tournament in Alabama
Confer, a legend in the radio industry, is focusing his creative energy to create a new legacy with a $5.3 million gift to the BU Foundation designed to support and inspire the next generation of students to become professionals in the broadcasting industry.

Kerby Confer Media Center

The Confer Media Center, to be located in the soon-to-be renovated McCormick Center, will include a fully renovated radio station, TV studio, newsroom, and interactive collaboration space where students and faculty can actively share ideas and experiences.

Media and Journalism Contacts

Jason Genovese

Jason Genovese

  • Chair of the Department of Media and Journalism, Associate Professor

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