Journalism School again ranks high in NewsPro survey

NewsPro 2015 coverMTSU’s School of Journalism is once again ranked among the top 20 programs in the United States, according to a survey by TV Week’s NewsPro Magazine. MTSU was the only Tennessee university in the rankings.

Dean Paulson

Dean Paulson

The popular trade magazine released the results of the survey in its December 2015 issue, listing the nation’s top mass communication and journalism colleges.

“We’re always gratified when media professionals recognize the value of our program,” said Ken Paulson, dean of the College of Media and Entertainment. “In an ever-changing media world, this honor affirms the expertise of our faculty and the commitment and professionalism of our graduates.”

Greg Pitts

Greg Pitts

The School of Journalism director, Dr. Greg Pitts, said, “We appreciate the industry recognition of the professional training and facilities available to our students and the writing and conceptual courses that help them launch their careers.” Pitts is the former chair of the Department of Communications at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama. Last fall, he replaced Dr. Dwight Brooks, who is now the vice dean of Hofstra University’s Lawrence Herbert School of Communication in Hempstead, New York.

The survey polled members of the Radio Television Digital News Association in November with four questions to determine the top communication schools. Participants also were invited to offer their views on “which schools do the best job of preparing students for working in the digital world.”

Click here for NewsPro magazine’s full list of top-ranking journalism schools.


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