Department of Communication and Media Studies
- Department of Communication and Media Studies
The Department of Communication and Media Studies offers two undergraduate degrees (Journalism/Mass Communication and Communication Studies) and a master's degree (Communication Studies).
The department is among the most active and visible components of Edinboro University and one of the top communication programs in the region. Department faculty possess a broad range of professional and academic credentials, but the learning in the department takes place as much outside of the classroom as it does inside it. Students are encouraged to become involved in a variety of co-curricular activities, ranging from our campus media organizations and chapters of PRSSA and Lambda Pi Eta to Boro Online and the annual Edinboro Highland Games and Scottish Festival. The department also hosts the annual Northwest Pennsylvania High School Journalism Day and Competition. For more specific information on various aspects of the department, please click on the corresponding links located elsewhere on this page.
Communication and Media Studies Department ChairAnthony Peyronel, Ed.D., ProfessorDepartment of Communication and Media StudiesCompton Hall # 208Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboro, PA 16412.Email: email@example.comPhone: 814.732.2444
Communication and Media Studies Department Assistant ChairTimothy Thompson, Ph.D., ProfessorDepartment of Communication and Media StudiesCompton Hall # 100 AEdinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboro, PA 16412.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 814.732.2162
Department SecretaryNylene BaneyDepartment of Communication and Media StudiesCompton Hall # 208Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboro, PA 16412.Email: email@example.comPhone: 814.732.2444
University Admissions InformationAdmissions Office - Academy Hall Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, PA 16444 Local/TTY: 814-732-2761 Toll-Free: 1-800-626-2203
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UPDATE: Seventh Annual Northwestern Pennsylvania (NWPA) High School Journalism Day Events
Registration for the seventh annual Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Day is now open.
Events will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center, including a diverse range of workshops for both students and faculty.
Joseph G. Cephas, vice president for public affairs with the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) in Alexandria, Va., will open the event with a presentation at 9:30 a.m. Cephas is a 2006 graduate of Edinboro University and has the distinction of being the youngest vice president in the organization’s 55-year history. In addition to this role, he serves as editor-in-chief of Insights Magazine, which received a 2010 MarCom Gold Award.
Sean McCracken, a reporter at the Erie Times-News and a 2009 graduate of Edinboro University, will speak during the luncheon. McCracken covers general assignment news and the police beat. He previously served as education reporter, covering both K-12 education and the local colleges and universities. Before joining the Times-News in 2010, he was a reporter at the Finger Lakes Times in Geneva, N.Y.
Other Panelists include:
Bill Berger, director of marketing at Edinboro University; Matthew Cummings, director of communications with Erie Public Schools; Allison McGlynn, communications coordinator with the Erie County Bar Association; and Ben Speggen, managing editor of the Erie Reader.
A $1,000 scholarship to Edinboro University will be presented at the Awards Luncheon, as will cash prizes that are provided by Gazette Newspapers and YourErie.com, JET-TV and Fox 66.
**Teachers who attend will have the opportunity to earn Act 48 credits.
Alumni Recognition Opportunity!
Help the Department of Communication and Media Studies show off the success of our department graduates. Please consider a $250 contribution to purchase a name plaque for the new “Communication and Media Studies Wall of Fame” in Compton. The plaque lists your name, year of graduation and current job title and place of employment. All contributions are put toward the Friends of Communication fund, which directly benefits the department and our students. For more information, please click here: Edinboro Magazine. Plus, to build on the initial success of this effort, we are extending a special limited time offer to our most recent graduates. If you graduated in 2007 or later, you can purchase a name plaque for just $150. And we’ll even update your information if you change jobs. To make a contribution, please click here: Friends of Communication.