Center for Innovation in Media

Photo by Kelsey Wells

The Center for Innovation in Media houses student-run media: newspaper, radio and TV.

CIM Sidelines WMOT 89.5 WMTS 88.3 MT10

Meet some of our students and faculty. Profiles created by students in the Visual Communication sequence:


By Kelsey Klingenmeyer

By Kelsey Wells

By Jessica Leiser

By Christopher Do


By Dylan Jones

By Justin Diaz

By Tobias Ferrell

By Alex Rader

By Hannah White

The School of Journalism at Middle Tennessee State University offers an internationally recognized and accredited program designed to equip students with both the professional and technical knowledge necessary to be successful in today’s, and tomorrow’s, work environment.

Courses are taught by academically distinguished and professionally experienced faculty that includes 20 full-time tenured and tenure-track professors. The School emphasizes the fundamentals—writing, reporting and ethics—along with contemporary topics such as social media, integrated marketing communications and entrepreneurship.

Bragg Media & Entertainment building
Floor maps

Bragg M&E building
Floor maps

The College of Media & Entertainment (formerly the College of Mass Communication), of which the School of Journalism is a part, has launched the Center for Innovation in Media, bringing together the University’s two campus radio stations, WMOT and WMTS, and the school newspaper, Sidelines, along with TV broadcasting facilities. With the center’s opening, the School will further expand its course offerings that emphasize the acquisition of digital multimedia skills.

Areas of Study

There are five concentrations within the school, each with its own core faculty:
• Advertising
• Journalism
• Media Studies
• Public Relations
• Visual Communication

These courses of study are designed to acquaint students with the history, theory, ethics, social responsibility and law of mass communication while providing practical skills and experience in laboratory courses, fieldwork and internships. Admission to the School requires candidacy in one of the concentrations.

Earn a Master’s Degree

The College of Media & Entertainment also offers graduate studies leading to a Master of Science degree in Mass Communication. For more information: Masters Program.

Through the Accelerated Bachelor’s-to-Master’s (ABM) program, qualified undergraduate Journalism students can complete the requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as a year more than the bachelor’s program takes. Required are a GPA of at least 3.25, completion of at least 75 hours toward the undergraduate program, and for transfer students, two semesters full-time at MTSU. Get started by completing the application here.

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