Mass Communications

(including advertising, journalism and digital media (print and digital), and public relations)

The study of journalism and mass communications provides students with the tools to function effectively in an information-sensitive society, both as creators and consumers of information. The list of JMC graduates from K-State includes a United States senator, the White House press secretary for both President Bush and President Reagan, an associate producer of NBC-TV’s ‘‘Dateline’’ program, the director of public relations for General Motors, photo editors of the Kansas City Star and other leading newspapers, news and sports anchors of Kansas TV stations, and creative directors and media planners at national ad agencies.

Related career titles

Advertising director
Advertising account executive
Brand manager
College/University faculty*
Columnist
Commentator
Communications director
Convention organizer
Copywriter
Correspondent
Direct marketing manager
Editor
Email marketing manager
Market researcher
Media Manager
Media production assistant
Newscaster
Photo editor
Photographer
Press secretary
Producer
Product manager
Public information officer
Public relations specialist
Publisher
Reporter
Social media coordinator
Sports information director
Station programmer
Technical writer
Web developer

*additonal training required for these occupations

Resources available in ACIC*

Career Opportunities in Advertising and Public Relations
Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry
Careers in Communications
Careers in Journalism
Careers in Publishing
Careers in Writing
Careers in Printing
Making it in the Media Professions
Making it in Public Relations
Opportunities in Broadcasting Careers
Opportunities in Publishing Careers
Opportunities in Technical Writing Careers
Careers in Advertising
Opportunities in Television and Video Careers

*Books are available for checkout.

Related mass communications links

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at K-State
http://jmc.ksu.edu/

American Society of Magazine Editors
http://www.magazine.org

Newspaper Guild
http://www.newsguild.org

National Newspaper Association
http://www.nnaweb.org/

National Newspaper Publisher Association
http://www.nnpa.org

National Association of Broadcasters
http://www.nab.org

Online News Association
http://www.onlinenewsassociation.org

Association of National Advertisers
http://www.ana.net

American Advertising Federation
http://www.aaf.org

American Association of Advertising Agencies
http://www.aaaa.org

Advertising Council
http://www.adcouncil.org

Society of Professional Journalists
http://www.spj.org

Newspaper Association of America
http://www.naa.org

Public Relations Society of America
http://www.prsa.org