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Turn your curiosity, observation skills, and storytelling talent into a career in journalism, advertising, marketing, or public relations.

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Find and tell stories that engage audiences

Connect your curiosity with communication and critical thinking skills to attract your audience. Make them listen, make them feel your story. Learn to:

  • Create professional public relations campaigns
  • Write eye-catching and engaging advertising or news copy
  • Work with PR and social media clients
  • Produce news and sports segments for television and radio
  • Capture newsworthy events for print, broadcast, and digital media
  • Critically engage in the debate about the media’s impact on truth, ethics, and society
Explore JCCC's catalog to learn about our Journalism & Media Communications courses

Hear from professionals, learn by doing

Journalism and Media Communications courses are taught by instructors who have extensive industry knowledge and experience, on both a local and international scale. Learn from experts who will show you the ropes of the strategic communications industry. Smaller class sizes ensure you receive one-on-one time to ask questions and get to know your instructors. 

Work in our student-run media studios and gain experience using industry-standard cameras, recording soundboards, and film and photography editing equipment. Or, work with real business clients, advising them on public relations, marketing communications and social media campaigns.

Participate in local internship opportunities or immerse yourself in more in-depth learning with faculty-directed independent study.

Even as a first-year student you can get supervised on-the-job training while earning college credit. Former students say this experience is priceless and pointed them toward a career path they never would have discovered.

It is more than news media

Transfer the credits you earn in JCCC’s Journalism and Media Communications courses to most four-year programs. We work closely with nearby colleges and universities, such as the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, to ensure a smooth transition.

Studying Journalism and Media Communications offers many career opportunities in news media, corporate communications, digital marketing, and strategic communications. Find employment projections and salary information at the Power BI Post Graduate Report.

For assistance with career decisions, visit the Career Development Center. 

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Need help with homework? No problem!

JCCC offers small class sizes, helpful resources like FREE tutoring, and one-on-one attention and feedback from your professors.

Contact Info

Gretchen Thum, Chair
Phone: 913-469-8500, ext. 3190
Location: LIB 301E
Email: gthum@jccc.edu 
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