Welcome to the Department of
Mass Communication and Journalism
Contemplating an exciting career in mass communication and journalism? Check out the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) at Fresno State. Graduates of the program 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.
MCJ graduates in print journalism are working for newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Fresno Bee, and other major newspapers. 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. Graduates in advertising are working for agencies that include: J. Walter Thompson, Chiat/Day, Publicis and Hal Riney, and Foote, Cone, and Belding. Public relations graduates have obtained jobs with American Airlines, Caltrans, Coca-Cola, and other nationally known entities. The department’s advertising students regularly finish high in regional and national competitions sponsored by the American Advertising Federation.