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Department of Journalism & Mass Communication


The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at SDSU has the right mix of faculty, philosophy and technology to prepare you for a career in media and related fields. Experiential learning projects focus on solving real-world challenges within the classroom.

Department News

Sports writing group leading to jobs for students

By: Mike Daum

Instructor Jim Helland is the leader of sports writing group that gets students sports reporting experience that will get published in area newspapers.

There are about 12 students in the group that learn how write about sports. They gain valuable experience covering a variety of sporting events during the semester. Not only do they report on each game or match, they also do features on athletes in a variety of sports. (more)

KSFY A Trip to Remember


By: Andrew Poepping

SDSU Journalism students took a visit to the KSFY News studio last week. Students were able to see what an average day is like in the news room for reporters and anchors. Students had different expectations on what was going to happen during the trip. SDSU student Ramsey Christopherson had some reasons why he was looking forward to this trip.

“I was trying to figure out what I want to do with my major. I want to either do something with news anchoring, reporting or photography” Christopherson said. (more)

Recent gradsadvice on internship interviews

Heidi Kronaizl
Sarah McDonald

By: Shanya Burt

Students recently interviewed with several employers at the annual internship fair, that took place on Friday, Jan. 27 in Club 71 of the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

Two recent graduates of the Department of Journalism & Mass Communications have obtained internships from past attendance of the event.

Heidi Kronaizl, a journalism graduate with an emphasis in broadcast who now works as a writer/content creator for SDSU Marketing and Communications, attended the internship fair each year since her sophomore year and landed a different internship each time. (more)


Mary Arnold
Mary Arnold

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of the department of Journalism & Mass Communication, I want to welcome you to our site. Here you will find information about our people, our programs, student activities, and more. I encourage you to take a look around and let us know if you have any questions or comments. Thank you.

Mary Arnold, Ph.D.
Head, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication

Online Master's Degree

We offer a completely online master's degree program in Journalism & Mass Communication.


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Yeager Hall Box 2235
Brookings, S.D. 57007