Department of Journalism and Public Relations
Dr. Anthony Peyronel
EU PRSSA wins 2016 Silver Niagara Award
Dr. Peyronel joins the PRSSA board in accepting a Silver Niagara Award for PRSA Student Day at NWPA PRSA's annual awards competition in Erie on November 17.
Digital Media Production
The department now offers a concentration in digital media production, which emphasizes photojournalism, video production and podcasting, as well as audio and video documentary.
EU journalism grads nominated for an Emmy Award
Anthony LoPinto, '14 and Patrick Nuzzo, '14 were nominated for an Emmy Award for Digital Innovation for their work on the project "ESPN on Snapchat Discover."
The Department of Journalism and Public Relations prepares students for careers in the mass media and related industries. Program graduates are prepared to work in broadcast and/or print journalism and public relations, and are able to synthesize complex information and communicate it clearly and succinctly, which is relevant to virtually any career situation—and is a central tenet of a liberal arts education. The Department recently added a major concentration in digital media production, as well as several new minors which provide practical skills in digital media and public relations, branding and imaging. Potential career opportunities include television, radio, newspapers, multimedia, advertising, promotion, branding, imaging, photojournalism, video, podcasting and documentary.
Department faculty possess a broad range of academic credentials and more than 60 years of combined professional experience in positions ranging from newspaper and television reporters and radio station executives to digital video producers and public relations managers. The Journalism and Public Relations curriculum reflects a strong commitment to the fundamentals and foundations of journalism while also ensuring that students are prepared to produce content through multiple platforms.
The Department maintains a variety of digital production studios and media labs, as well as a television studio, weekly campus newspaper, and 3,000-watt non-commercial radio station. Students are encouraged to become involved in a variety of professionally-based co-curricular activities, including our campus media organizations (ETV, The Spectator and WFSE-FM) and award-winning chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
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