Department of Journalism


​Alumnus of the Year Rick Fitzgerald speaks at the annual awards luncheon

What's New at CMU

CM Life wins "College Newspaper of the Year"

Central Michigan Life was named "College Newspaper of the Year" by the College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers. 

CNBAM is a professional organization for students and advisers working with business and advertising departments in college and university newspapers across the United States. More than 150 schools are members, including the Michigan Daily and State News.


Irwin wins business journalism internship

Journalism major John Irwin, of Westland, Mich., won a business journalism internship as part of the Reynolds Visiting Business Journalism Professors Program. He is one of three students to be chosen.


​Enrollment, retention, graduation, and placement

In the spirit of accountability and disclosure, CMU’s ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)-accredited Department of Journalism is committed to publishing annually its enrollment (Table 1), retention, and graduation information (Table 2) for the public on this website.

Since the 2007-08 academic year (AY), 925 students have declared a major in the journalism department. Seventy-one percent have persisted as majors. Sixty-seven percent of continuing majors have graduated from departmental programs in an average of 2.24 years.

It should be noted that the department serves hundreds of interdisciplinary majors and hundreds of minors, but for purposes of this report, the focus is on declared JRN-designated majors.


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 Current Events

Photo students, alums​ win top MPPA awards

High school students attend Journalism Rocks!

Department's founder Gil Maienknecht dies

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