The Department of Journalism and Creative Media teaches students to make sense of information, sort truth from fiction, and tell stories with authenticity and inspiration—all critical tasks in an information age. We prepare our graduates to find jobs and excel across many fields, and be discriminating media consumers. We also prepare our graduates to think critically about media and their role in a democratic and diverse society. We believe that those who can collect information, filter it for accuracy and importance, and tell it well can change the world.
The Department of Journalism and Creative Media was formed in 2016 as a result of a merger between the Department of Journalism and the Department of Telecommunication and Film. Dr. Cory Armstrong became the first chair of the Department in July 2016.
A timeline and a several historical accounts chronicle the birth and evolution of the Departments of Telecommunication and Film and Journalism and their merger into the Department of Journalism and Creative Media.