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.

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Rachel Stone '17

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

W&L Journalism Student Interviews Mother of Slain Dallas Police Officer

Washington and Lee journalism major Rachel Stone '17 recently found herself reporting on one of this summer's most heartbreaking stories. As an intern at the Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, she was assigned to interview the mother of Lorne Ahrens, one of five police officers shot and killed in Dallas on July 7.