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