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School of Communication and Mass Media

In the School of Communication and Mass Media, students get the opportunity to have hands-on, real-world experiences during their first year. They can be involved in the two radio stations, a television station, converged print and online newspaper, yearbook, online arts and entertainment magazine or video and audio recording studios. The school is also comprised faculty who have spent years in the professional world and are now dedicated to helping students prepare for a rewarding communication career.

The school offers majors and minors in the following areas:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Communication
  • Digital Media
  • Journalism
  • Mass Media
  • Speech and Theatre Education

Students interested in enrolling in a thriving program that provides hands-on experiences should contact the School of Communication and Mass Media at 660.562.1361 or submit a request for information online. 

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Recent Awards and Honors

Northwest Missouri State University's four student media outlets – KNWT television, KZLX LP-FM, The Northwest Missourian and Tower Yearbook – have been ranked among the top in the nation for the College Media Association Pinnacle Awards.

  • In 2014, KZLX LP-FM was named the Radio Station of the Year for the second consecutive year.
  • KNWT television, seen locally on Channel 8, was ranked second in the category of TV Station of the Year.
  • The Northwest Missourian, the student newspaper, was ranked among the top three in the category of Best Display Ad.
  • Tower Yearbook was ranked among the top three in the category of Best Yearbook Feature Page Design.

Northwest students are Career Ready. Day One.

Northwest has really opened up my eyes for everything that is out there. I have gained more than an education, I've gained friendships, connections and much more than I ever thought I would.

Cody Cooper
Broadcast Productions

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