The Department of Mass Communication provides the foundation for students' academic professional preparation for the field of mass communication. Our department is a crucial partner in the General Education Curriculum through its Elements of Speech course. The department plays a central role in implementing the speaking elements of the Quality Enhancement Plan, “Communicating to Succeed,” the University’s major comprehensive educational initiative in this decade.
Our department enhances the university's mission "to serve its traditional clientele of African-American students" and "expand its commitment to meet the educational needs of a student body that is diverse in race and other socioeconomic qualities" through its course offerings and through extracurricular and other opportunities that allow our students to engage in the professional aspects of mass communication.
We are defining the future of mass communication in our department! Come be a part of the adventure!
2016-17 Mass Comm-plishments
The Campus Echo was named Best Student Newspaper at the 2016 HBCU Awards, August 2016
The Durham Voice community newspaper project received a "Leaders in Diversity" award from the Triangle Business Journal
2015-16 Mass Comm-plishments
The Campus Echo student newspaper won the Overall Best Publication award at the Southern Regional Press Institute conference, February 2016
The Durham Voice community newspaper project received 2nd place in the Student News Project Division from the News & Online Division of the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), August 2015
8 students had research selected for presentation at State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium at High Point University, November 2015
5 students had research selected for presentation at the National Undergraduate Research Symposium at UNC-Asheville, April 2016
MSCM student Evan Owens won award for best feature writing at Southern Regional Press Institute conference, February 2016
MSCM student DeVante Campbell won award for best multimedia at Southern Regional Press Institute conference, February 2016
Owens won 2nd place award for photography for photos at Southern Regional Press Institute conference, February 2016
2015 graduate Brittney Bizzell won 1st place photography for photo at Southern Regional Press Institute conference, February 2016
Calvin L. Hall, Ph.D., Chair & Associate Professor
North Carolina Central University
Department of Mass Communication
211 Farrison-Newton Communications Building
1801 Fayetteville St. Durham NC 27707
(919) 530-5142 (Main Office)
(919) 530-5266 (fax)
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