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: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 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: email@example.comPhone: 814.732.2162
Department SecretaryNylene BaneyDepartment of Communication and Media StudiesCompton Hall # 208Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboro, PA 16412.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 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: Eighth Annual Northwestern Pennsylvania (NWPA) High School Journalism Day Events
Registration for the eighth annual Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Day is now open.
Events will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 04, 2014 in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center, including a diverse range of workshops for both students and faculty.
Bob Benz is a media executive and partner in LedgeSolutions, LLC, a consultancy that assists businesses in developing and executing interactive strategies. He recently served as president of content for Hanley Wood, a media and information company reaching audiences in housing and commercial construction. Before joining Hanley Wood, he was digital officer of Clarity Media Group, which owned the Washington Examiner, San Francisco Examiner, and The Weekly Standard. His previous experience includes serving as vice president/Interactive for the E.W. Scripps Company’s newspapers, where he was one of several newspaper executives who negotiated a partnership with Yahoo! that led to a consortium of 30 newspaper companies representing about 800 news websites. Benz began his career as a journalist, spending 10 years in newsrooms. The highlight of his journalism career came in 1994 when he was an editor on “The Plutonium Experiment,” which earned a Pulitzer Prize for reporter Eileen Weisome and The Albuquerque Tribune. Benz is a graduate of Edinboro University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dan Walk, assistant editor at The Meadville Tribune, will speak during the luncheon. Walk joined The Meadville Tribune in 2011 as a sports reporter and moved to the news desk in 2013 when he was promoted to assistant editor. He previously served as sports editor at The Punxsutawney Spirit, where he won a 2010 Pennsylvania Associated Press award. As a student, Walk worked as a reporter and sports editor at The Spectator, Edinboro University’s weekly campus newspaper, and served as a sports intern at The Meadville Tribune before graduating from Edinboro in 2006.
Other panelists include:
Lou Baxter, news director for JET-TV, Fox 66 and YourErie.com; Jeffrey Hileman, director of university communications at Edinboro University; Emily Matson, anchor, reporter and producer with WICU-TV; and Kim Thomas Plyler, director of communications and public relations for PA State Senator Sean D. Wiley.
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.
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.