University Libraries

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) is accredited by the Association of Journalism Education Mass Communication and offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts.

Media Lab and Design Software

Digital Media Studio
Located on the basement level of Murphy Hall next to the Sevareid Journalism Library. This is a teaching facility for media design courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Students use the computers to work on their class related projects and check out equipment. Visit the website to learn more about hours, equipment, and policies. Workstations in the Journalism Library the same suite of design software as computers in the Digital Media Studio

Departmental Publications

The Murphy Reporter
SJMC magazine that features student projects, faculty updates, programs and lectures, alumni news, and other student and faculty accomplishments. A historical archive of the Murphy Reporter can be searched at the University Digital Conservancy.

Student Magazines and Other Work
The Journalism School has a long tradition of producing student magazines. These exceptional articles showcase journalistic and design skills while featuring articles that capture the urgency issues among college students.

The Silha Bulletin
Published by the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law, this publication features analysis of current events involving legal and ethical issues in the freedom of speech and journalistic practices. The Bulletin is highly valued by the legal profession. The articles are summaries of legal cases and decisions that impact on the first amendment rights. Additional access and searching is available from the University Digital Conservancy historical archives .

Digital Archives

UMedia Archive
Photographs of people and events at the SJMC that can be viewed and uploaded to the UMedia Archives.

University Digital Conservancy
An institutional repository for scholarly research by journalism faculty, doctoral institutions, departmental publications, and student magazines.

Research Centers and Expertise

The Graduate Faculty
These research faculty at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication advise graduate students on their Masters thesis and Phd dissertations. The list includes descriptions of their academic and professional research interests.

The Minnesota Journalism Center
The Center sponsors events during the year to improve the practice of journalism, promote interaction between media professionals and the academy, and serve as the outreach arm of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Projects on the creation, innovation, and new media technologies from the Institute of New Media Studies are part of the Center activities.

Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law
The Silha Center sponsors lectures, publishes the Silha Bulletin, and provides information and comment to scholars and media professionals on legal and ethical issues pertaining to freedom of speech, intellectual property and first amendment rights. See the "Resources" website for an extensive list of Silha Center briefs, comments, statements and publications that are freely available. The Center also collaborates with Emerson College in sponsoring the magazine Media Ethics.