Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations
The Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at Hofstra University trains and educates students for careers in print, broadcast and multimedia journalism, information graphics, media analysis, scholarly research, and public relations. Our department is among the finest in the country, one of a select group of institutions to earn full accreditation from the prestigious Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Within a solid foundation in the liberal arts and courses on news reporting, media ethics, history, law and public relations, students are taught to question, research and analyze the social, legal, political, historical and economic factors that influence the media and its impact on society. They work in state-of-the-art facilities such as NewsHub, our converged multimedia classroom, and on award-winning publications and websites, including LongIslandReport.org (2012 Press Club of Long Island winner for Best News Site). With an award-winning faculty who are also accomplished working professionals, top resources including a state of the art converged multimedia newsroom, and access to hundreds of the best internships in nearby New York City, the media capital of the world, our students are prepared to take on the challenges of a dynamic, ever-changing media landscape.
#jschooljobs Panel brings back successful alumni
Panelists included Ryan Broderick '11 of Buzzfeed, Lisa DiCarlucci '11 of Corr-Jensen, James Parziale '06 of MSN.com, Tara Conry '07 of Newsday.com, Maria Betzios '11 of Rubenstein Associates, and John Santucci '11 of Good Morning America.
Award Winning Student Work
Student run Long Island Report won the Online Best Web Site from the Press Club of Long Island, a chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists. Undergraduate student, Brittany Auger, also brings home 3rd place in Online Feature/Lifestyle for her story "Driving Mrs. McCain: An Alaskan girl’s odyssey" and Jim Mancari, graduate student and managing editor of Long Island Report, won second place in Print Weeklies: Sports for his Long Island Press article "Diamond Aren't Forever."
Earn a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Journalism in 5 Years
The new B.A./M.A. dual degree program in journalism offers students the opportunity to:
- Cultivate strong digital/multimedia skills to become more competitive in the job market.
- Create a major multimedia capstone project that will promote the skills learned.
- Attain a paid graduate assistant position on campus, including editorial jobs in the School of Communicaton's NewsHub and working on LongIslandReport.org.
- Increase earning potential and the ability to teach at the college level.
Access Comm takes you inside the School of Communication and discovers more about the successful students and faculty that make up our school.