Collage of photos from the Department of Journalism and Media Communication at CSU

Together, we investigate and advocate

In the Department of Journalism and Media Communication, together we adapt, understand, and advocate. From hands-on music videos to measuring air quality to alumni entrepreneurship, students and faculty are exploring the ways communication transfers between people.

Together, we advance the human experience.


The Department of Journalism and Media Communication hosted a special advanced video and audio production workshop in September 2020 that featured local professionals and musician Clay Rose of Gasoline Lollipops. Nic Tapia, Zach Newton (CSU alumnus), and Dan Butcher provided insight and instruction to a group of students who got their chance to produce a music video in the field. The day started in the classroom with career advice and advanced video and audio technique instruction before moving outside to produce video in a pandemic responsible/socially-distanced way.


A new interdisciplinary center housed in the Department of Journalism and Media Communication is researching if the act of measuring air quality influences how we understand and think about the air from a day-to-day standpoint. With help from volunteer citizen-scientists, the Center for Science Communication is using Aerosol Mass and Optical Depth (AMOD) devices to provide accessible air quality metrics to scientists and study how citizens anthropomorphize —or ‘humanize’— the data collection for greater compliance in the research project.

Read more about how and why the CSC is studying air quality with expertise from the Department of Journalism and Media Communication.

Citizen scientist volunteer setting up AMOD devices to test air quality
Hodge-SaintJour and Associates


Journalism and Media Communication alumni Jayla Hodge and Gabriel Go have teamed up with fellow CSU grads Ikra Mohamed (Business Administration) and Joycey SaintJour (Human Development and Family Studies) to form Hodge-SaintJour and Associates. The new black-owned consulting firm aspires to create a world where diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism is the standard.