Journalism and Media Studies
Critically examine media
The mission of Mercer University’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies is to offer you a liberal arts perspective on the study of media and journalistic storytelling by exploring the flow of content across multiple media forms and platforms, including print and broadcast journalism, film, video, radio, television, and web- and mobile-based digital media. We invite you to explore the important ways in which human communication and modern converged media connect with and affect our lives, society and culture. Classes examine the rich traditions, explanatory theories and current practices of storytelling within the contexts of news and information, pleasure and entertainment, and persuasion and social influence.
Majors and minors
- Journalism (major and minor) — Earn a Bachelor of Arts degree while you investigate our world and document your findings with the stroke of a pen, camera lens, or voice recorder. You will learn how to gather, interpret, and disseminate the truth as you work with our media partners in the Center for Collaborative Journalism, our unique effort to give you the hands-on experience you need to graduate as a highly-sought journalist.
- Media Studies (major and minor) — Earn a Bachelor of Arts degree while you evaluate the impact of media on society. You’ll study foundational theories that drive the media landscape while creating and editing your own video projects. This program gives you the tools you need to succeed in the media, film, and video industries.
- Film Studies (minor) — Examine the cultural influence of film as part of an interdisciplinary curriculum that analyzes film as an art form and how it has been influenced by literature and visual art. This discipline is dedicated to film analysis and gives you an avenue to think critically about film, art, and culture.