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COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES A Powerful Educational Experience As a communication and media studies major, you will receive a liberal arts education while gaining the knowledge and expertise required to succeed in career ﬁelds. You can write for our student newspaper, the Niagara Wire, or be part of the production team on “The Ridge Report,” our student-run newscast. Perhaps you’d like to run a PR campaign for a local nonproﬁt or tour international media facilities in England – at NU, there’s a course for that! Students in the program learn how to use 21st century digital media in new and exciting ways, while gaining a deep understanding and appreciation for the cultural and social aspects of various media industries, including critical media literacy, civil discourse, and the value of free speech.
A Cutting-Edge Curriculum Our curriculum can be applied to many ﬁelds including journalism, television, radio, advertising, public relations, higher education, and the nonproﬁt sector. Our students gain ﬁrsthand experience through clubs, internships, and co-ops, and our distinguished alumni have pursued careers as news anchors, ﬁlmmakers, writers and public relations professionals.
CONFIDENCE • CLARITY • PURPOSE
Through unique opportunities such as exploring the cultural context of comics or ﬁlm, studying mass media in London, or working on a newspaper or a live ESPN broadcast, the CMS program offers students unforgettable academic experiences.
Students get hands-on experience through internships at TV stations, athletics organizations, advertising ﬁrms and more to develop skills necessary to produce professionalquality content in a variety of media industries, and learn side-by-side with leading industry professionals.
Our award-winning faculty members will mentor you, both in the classroom and as club advisors, as they represent the student-centered approach that makes NU a premier teaching institution.
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COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA STUDIES Interns have been placed in all areas of the communications industry including nonproﬁt organizations, public relations ﬁrms, advertising agencies, radio and television stations, sports teams, magazines and newspapers. The communication and media studies department currently has partnerships with Pegula Sports & Entertainment, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Gelia Integrated Marketing, and Habitat for Humanity, among others, giving students priority consideration for valuable internship positions.
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In addition, NU’s Ofﬁce of Career Services offers lifetime job placement assistance for all graduates. “It was a Niagara alum connection that landed me my dream internship with WCBS in New York City. As I look at the other people in my ﬁeld, I see that we all started with high-proﬁle internships. I am thankful to the CMS department for the opportunity. I’m not sure I would have gotten my foot in the door otherwise.”
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Leanne Stuck, ’15 News Reporter, WGRZ-TV (NBC)
$60,000 Median Pay for Public Relations Specialists in 2018*
NU operates a student-run newspaper called ‘The Wire’ that publishes ﬁve printed issues each semester.
*Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
About Niagara University Founded by the Vincentian community in 1856, Niagara University educates students in the highest academic tradition so that they graduate with the conﬁdence, clarity of direction, and heightened sense of purpose to excel in their careers and be change leaders in their ﬁeld. The university has received accolades from U.S. News & World Report, Colleges of Distinction and Money magazine for its ability to offer students a high return on their educational investment.
CONTACT US TODAY www.niagara.edu/communication Dr. Carrie Teresa, Chair and Assistant Professor firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Mark Barner, Associate Professor email@example.com