Welcome to Communications & Journalism (CJN)
Majors and Minors in Global & Cultural Communication, Journalism, and Media & Film (and check out the Production Concentration)
Whether you are interested in working with magazine, online, or TV journalism, television or film production, or a global corporation, majoring in Communication and Journalism will provide you with the skills you need to work effectively in the modern world of complex technologies and diverse audiences.
Suffolk’s location in the heart of Boston enables you to study communication in one of the Top 10 U.S. media markets and in a vital, urban environment.
As a Communication and Journalism major, you will work with our experienced teacher-scholars in small group settings in the classroom, studio and field. Your professors care deeply about your personal growth and career development. They are eager to work with you to develop your portfolio for the emerging global job market and graduate school, as you take classes in your respective major—Global & Cultural Communication, Journalism, or Media/Film.
You will have access to smart classrooms, state-of-the-art computer labs, a specialized video production classroom and editing lab, and a television studio. You will learn to use industry-standard digital cameras, lighting and sound equipment, as well as non-linear editing software. You will also have opportunities to work with one of our co-curricular activities. Students are encouraged to hone their skills by writing for our award-winning student newspaper/online publications, The Suffolk Journal or The Suffolk Voice, by joining the student video-club WSUB, or by getting in front of the camera reporting as part of Suffolk in the City features on New England Cable News.
Your professors are active members in the industry, in the broader academia, and in the community. When they are not in the classroom, you will find them at sports venues broadcasting games, at international conferences presenting their latest research findings, at screenings discussing their own work, or lobbying for their communities. What does this mean for you as students? You could find yourself working as a production assistant in a sports network, as an assistant editor for a documentary film, or as an editorial assistant for a communication textbook. Our faculty also serve on the boards of major national academic organizations, including the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the National Communication Association.
You are encouraged to apply your skills with for-credit internships. Regularly, our students intern at The Boston Globe, New England Cable News, PBS, and WHDH-TV7, and many other Boston-based media outlets.