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.


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.


Kaylee Hartung '07

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kaylee Hartung '07: Live From the College World Series

If you've been watching the College World Series on ESPN, you might have spotted Kaylee Hartung, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2007 with a double major in politics and...


Friday, June 12, 2015

Kate Shellnutt '08 Blogs About the Duggar Family

Kate Shellnutt, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2008 and works for Christianity Today (CT), has been a go-to source on the Duggar Family scandal story. She's been on CNN and...

Rachel Adams-Heard '16

Monday, May 25, 2015

W&L Student Wins Regional, National Journalism Awards

Rachel Adams-Heard, a junior business journalism major at Washington and Lee University, has won first place for general news reporting-newspaper (small school division) in Region 2 of the Society of...