Journalism and Mass Communications

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications offers students two dynamic majors:  Journalism and Strategic Communication. Both combine deep grounding in the liberal arts and sciences with solid experience in research, analysis and clear communication. Our graduates have an excellent reputation throughout the news industry, in public relations, and in a variety of other fields.


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Faculty Focus: Pam Luecke

Pam Luecke, the Donald W. Reynolds professor of business journalism at Washington and Lee University, speaks with Laura Lemon '16 and Jinae Kennedy '16 about business journalism, her upcoming book, and tennis.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Kojo Yankson Reports on Flood and Fuel Explosion in Accra, Ghana

Kojo Yankson, a broadcast journalist in Ghana, was a fellow during Washington & Lee's 2015 winter Media Ethics Institute. Yankson has been covering last week's devastating flood and fuel explosion in Accra, and their aftermath. When the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications reached out to him, Yankson emailed us an account of what happened and what he's doing.


ABC NEWS - Jessica Hopper (ABC/Lou Rocco)

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Jessica Hopper '08: ABC News Digital Journalist

Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz will be covered from all angles this campaign cycle by two Washington and Lee University alumnae. He's got Rachael Slobodien ('06) (blogged about here)...

Sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung during the 2015 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kaylee Hartung '07: Sports Beat

The Roanoke Times caught up with Kaylee Hartung to ask her how her liberal arts education at Washington and Lee prepared her for her job as a sports broadcaster.