The Communication & Journalism Department (CJN) helps students master the theory, practice, and art of communication.

Suffolk’s location in the heart of Boston enable students to study communication as it happens in the sixth largest media market in the United States. Our program filters the timeless basics of storytelling through the lens of social media and digital communication, helmed by top-notch faculty and coveted internship opportunities.

High-Tech Access

To enhance the communication experience, CJN resources include “smart” classrooms, team project facilities, a social media lab, journalism lab, computer labs, television studio, television studio classrooms, editing labs, and a dark room. These facilities enable students across majors to work with state-of-the-art computer programs and learn to use sophisticated digital cameras, lighting, sound equipment, and non-linear editing computers.

Our state-of-the-art tools are your voice. You might write for the weekly student newspaper/online publication, The Suffolk Journal, or get in front of the camera reporting for Suffolk U News or as part of Suffolk in the City features on New England Cable News. You could also compete for Suffolk’s nationally recognized speech team, the Walter M. Burse Forensic Society.

Experienced Faculty

Our faculty members are game-changers. You might see them on TV, in the movies, or quoted in the newspaper. Why does this matter? In addition to facilitating jobs post-graduation, they can blend theory with real-world knowledge. Our faculty also serve on the board of major national academic organizations, including the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the National Forensic Association, and the National Communication Association. When they speak, the world listens.

Industry Connections

At Suffolk, you'll apply your skills with for-credit internships and other co-curricular activities. Where? Our students have interned at:

  • The Boston Globe
  • Arnold Worldwide
  • Regan Communications
  • New England Cable News
  • The Gillette Company
  • The City of Boston
  • PBS
  • NESN
  • NECN 
  • WHDH-TV7 
  • WCVB-TV5
  • WBZ-TV4