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Upcoming Events

Shaping Journalism into Stories

December 3, 2015

Adjunct lecturer and author Jessie Garcia Marbel will present to Dr. Pauly's journalism class on Thursday, December 3 in Schroeder Complex, Room 256 from 4 - 4:50 PM. Come hear Jessie talk about her 20-year career as a sportscaster and discuss how she crafts her journalism into stories about real people.

National Competition for Festival of Media Arts

December 15, 2015

The Festival of Media Arts is accepting entries for their national competition for students and faculty in the following areas: Audio, Documentary, Interactive Multimedia, News, Scriptwriting, Sports, and Video. Submit your entry online to the National Broadcast Education Association (BEA) no later than December 15, 2015.

Student Awards for Excellence Competition

January 15, 2016

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) is accepting entries for the Student Awards for Excellence Competition. All entries must have been produced in their entirety by full-time students enrolled in any WBA member college or university for the calendar year 2015. All entries must be submitted by Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM. See the WBA website for details.

Big Ideas

The Latest Comm Magazine is Now Online

The latest issue of Comm magazine is full of Diederich College successes, like the rockumentary former Marquette University students created on alumni Gret Kot that won a Midwest Emmy. You can also follow the journey of alumni James Ford Murphy from Wisconsin to California, starting when he was a cartoonist at The Marquette Tribune and culminating to his career as a Pixar animator. Other highlights include a look behind making a Marquette musical and Dr. Sumana Chattopadhyay's comparison of electoral issues across countries. And finally, let's not forget Daria Kempka's End Note, where she reflects on how to choose a meaningful major.

Another O'Brien Fellowship Success

Former O'Brien intern Erin Caughey played a key role in developing the online presentation for "Unsolved: A Murdered Teen, A 40-Year Mystery," a seven-part, weekly interactive series with print stories, podcasts, videos, images and reader guides. Producing “Unsolved” for the Web allowed Caughey to do something that few journalists have accomplished, given the relatively new world of interactive design. She creatively developed ways to display court documents, create investigation and case timelines and portray characters and suspects in the story. Learn more about Caughey's success and the fellowship.

Student reports on Chicago mothers banding together for CNN

Wyatt Massey, '16, is spending his summer working as Features Intern for CNN. He wrote a story about "Mothers Against Senseless Killings," a group of mothers who patrol Englewood, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago. Massey is studying writing-intensive English and advertising. Read more of Massey's work.

Students present Cultura, their magazine journalism capstone

Journalism students in Dr. Nettleton's magazine capstone produced Cultura, a bilingual magazine about arts at Marquette and in Milwaukee. Cultura was produced entirely by the students. Students were required to take on roles writing, editing, fact checking and designing. Cultura was partnered with Spanish students in Dr. Julia Paulk's classes, who helped with the translation of some stories. 

Faculty Dedicated to Education and Research

From Strategic Communication to Theatre and Performing Arts, Diederich College of Communication faculty brings a wide range of theoretical and artistic skills to the classroom, while seamlessly weaving ethical and social justice considerations into conversations.

Dedicated to excellence in education, faculty members regularly attend conferences and teaching symposiums to further their own development as researchers and educators. Taking a collaborative approach, they readily share what they've learned with the college.

Meet the faculty here, learn what called them to Marquette, and see what their research is all about.

Communication Disciplines: One College Eight Majors

As an undergraduate, you can choose from eight majors, from creative advertising and digital media arts to the strategic disciplines of corporate communication and communication studies. If you have an investigative skill set, you might enjoy journalism or media studies, whereas strong problem solvers often find their niche in public relations. And finally, actors, directors, and technicians gravitate to theatre arts, where they can perform center stage or work behind the scenes.

You may also enroll in our Accelerated Bachelor's-Master's Program that allows you to choose any of these majors and earn both your bachelor's degree and a master's degree in just five years.