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School of Journalism and Communication

Why Journalism and Communication at Southern?

The School of Journalism and Communication is an academic department dedicated to the study and practice of public relations, journalism, and other forms of communication in the 21st century.

The Journalism and Communication program at Southern provides students with excellent preparation for communications-related careers.

Students leave with skills well suited for graduate school or other careers where communication is critical, including law, business, counseling, photography, church communication, marketing, and community development, just to name a few.

Internships and jobs are available with international partners just minutes from Southern, such as It Is Written and Volkswagen Group of America.

Students present their own communication research at national conventions and participate in collegiate chapters of professional societies.

Explore our Programs

Journalism

Journalism

Communication

Communication

Public Relations

Public Relations

Mass Communication

Mass Communication

Beyond the Classroom

Academic programs are complemented with practical learning experiences in the community and beyond.

Internships

Opportunities are available for gaining experience in writing, editing, design, photography, audio production, and videography in these and many other venues: Southern Accent (weekly student newspaper), Southern Memories (university yearbook), The Wire (newsletter), Columns (the university magazine), Strawberry Festival (the year-end multimedia production), and the Marketing and University Relations office.

Communication Club

The Communications Club plans many activities including, but never limited to, a trip to the CNN Center in Atlanta, communication-oriented community service projects, and special vespers programs.

Professors

Rachel Williams-Smith

Dean

Pamela Harris

Professor

Lorraine Ball

Associate Professor

Victoria Joiner

Associate Professor

Stephen Ruf

Associate Professor

Ayanna Eastman

Assistant Professor

Pablo Fernandez

Assistant Professor

Alva Johnson

Assistant Professor

Alumni Voices

Shaina Rantung describes how Southern prepared her for a fulfilling career in Public Relations. Southern provided her with a lot of opportunities for networking and relationship building. There are opportunities in Chattanooga for great Communications and Public Relations internships.

Contact

P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

Start your Journalism and Communications career with us!