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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Monday, June 26, 2017

How W&L's liberal arts shaped my journalism career

It was 1951. I was a sun-tanned 17-year-old boy from a small town in Texas who hopped off a bus in Lexington, Va., with one aim: to study journalism at Washington and Lee University. But I soon discovered that the journalism courses would have to wait. W&L “forced me” to take a full load of liberal arts courses in my freshman year.

 

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