Journalism Program Among Nation's Best

Journalism Program Among Nation’s Best

Journalism Program Among Nation's Best

Students Amanda Del Castillo and Bentli Bijan receive hands-on experience on the set at Update News (Pat Harris photo).

The SJSU School of Journalism and Mass Communications is one of only two California universities named as among the 50 best in the U.S. today by College Media Matters, a leading student journalism publication sponsored by the Associated College Press.

CMM’s editor, Dan Reimold, said that schools on this list were ones in which “I would strongly consider enrolling if I woke up tomorrow back in high school.” Accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism was an important factor, as were innovation in the digital realm, quality campus media and professional publishing opportunities.

“This was original goal and dream of JMC School founder, Dr. Dwight Bentel,” says current Director Bob Rucker. “He wanted SJSU to always compete with the big programs by teaching with the same values, priniciples and national accreditation, while being innovative in approach and determined to offer high quality journalism education to people from all communities. Today’s JMC School advertising, journalism and public relations faculty are very proud to continue and expand on this vision and legacy to benefit many generations of students to come.”