About Us

The Jackson State University Department of Mass Communications is a part of the School of Communications in the College of Liberal Arts. The department was established in 1978 offering the Bachelor of Science degree. In 1984 the department received accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The Advisory Council was established in 1992. The department introduced the Master of Science program in 1991.
In 2008, the Department relocated from Blackburn Hall on the main campus at 1400 J.R. Lynch Street to the Mississippi e-Center @ JSU at 1230 Raymond Road. The facility has in-house classrooms, classroom computer labs, editing labs, and Jackson State's commercial television station, TV23. The facility also is the home of our instructional television studio, JSU22.
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Advisory Council
The advisory council consists of faculty representatives, student representatives, and professionals from the metro-Jackson area that assist the department in bridging the gap between classroom instruction and real world learning. The following are currently members of the Advisory Council.
Advisory Council Chair
Chief Operating Officer, VP of Client Services
Fahrenheit Creative Group, LLC
Department Chair
Executive Director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting
News Director, Southern Urban Network,TeleSouth
General Manager, W23BC-TV
General Manager, WJTV-TV12
Director of Communications, MDOC
Director of Media Relations, AARP Mississippi
Director, JSU Center for Business Development
President, FOX40 and MY35
President, WAPT-TV16
Editor-in-Chief, Jackson Free Press
Development Officer, JSU Division of Institutional Advancement
Communications Director, Connectional Ministries MS Conference UMC
Senior VP Account Service,GodwinGroup
Director of Communications, City of Jackson
JSU Assistant Vice President of Development
President, T-KAM Video Production Company
Dean, JSU College of Liberal Arts
Morning News Anchor, WLBT-TV3
VP/General Manager, WJTV-TV12
Clinical Assistant Professor
Sales Director, WLBT- TV3
JSU Director of Student Publications/DSL Marketing 
*Ex Officio