School of Journalism & Mass Communication
The Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication teaches students how to gather, analyze and communicate information, skills valued by virtually every occupation.
It's no surprise, then, that our graduates work in a variety of professions: journalism, public relations, advertising, Internet enterprises, even law. Our professors have more than 230 years' experience in these areas and others.
We teach these skills within the context of a broad liberal arts background, and, in keeping with our Franciscan tradition, we pride ourselves in weaving ethics into each of our courses.
The hallmark of each of our majors is experiential learning, In Strategic Communication and Digital Media students work in an agency setting developing campaigns for clients; Journalism and Mass Communication students will work in the SBU-TV broadcast studio, the SBU-TV Sports broadcast facility or the Journalist's Workshop covering local news and sports stories.
You'll put your education to work
Majors must complete 400 hours of internships, both with on-campus student media and off-campus, under the supervision of industry professionals.
Our skills courses are taught in computer labs, a broadcast journalism studio, and in a TV production facility.
Students run a highly ranked campus radio station, publish weekly and daily print and online newspapers, broadcast a weekly news program, cover SBU athletics on campus, and publish the oldest consecutively published student literary magazine in the country.
A record of accomplishment
Five of our graduates have won journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize. In the annual Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholarship essay contest, which invites participation from only the strongest journalism programs in the nation, St. Bonaventure has had more winners than any other school.
St. Bonaventure has had winners of the Tim Russert Medal of Merit, presented by the Buffalo Broadcasters Association, the last four years of the six it has been awarded.
A degree from the School of Journalism & Mass Communication means not only that you have learned from the best, but that you're prepared to claim your spot among them.
Oct 06, 2015 | For journalism school alumna Joan Licursi, the education she received at St. Bonaventure University provided the bedrock for more than 45 years of work in national and global companies and non-profit organizations.
Oct 01, 2015 | High school students are invited to take a closer look at life as a St. Bonaventure University student, inside and outside of the classroom, at upcoming open house events on campus.
Sep 22, 2015 | St. Bonaventure University has welcomed seven alumni to the Board of Trustees in recent months: Steven G. Barry, ’88; William Lawley Jr., ’85; Kristan McMahon, Esq., ’97; Richard Penna, Esq., ’68; Carol Schumacher, ’78; and John Sheehan, ’82.