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Pauline Hoffmann, Ph.D., Dean
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What Can I Do With This Major?

School of Journalism and Mass Communication class at St. Bonaventure


The Jandoli School of 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 work in the SBU-TV broadcast studio, the SBU-TV Sports broadcast facility or the Journalist's Workshop covering local news and sports stories.

We offer two graduate programs that are available 100% online: Integrated Marketing Communications and Strategic Leadership (online only). Learn more at St. Bonaventure University Online

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 Jandoli School of Communication means not only that you have learned from the best, but that you're prepared to claim your spot among them.

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Faculty Research & Honors

    Jan 25, 2017

    Dr. Chris Mackowski
    Professor of Journalism
    Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., professor of journalism and mass communication, has an article in the April 2017 issue of Civil War Times magazine, which is now available. "Opportunity Lost" focuses on the May 1864 Civil War battle along the North Anna River in central Virginia, part of Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. The feature gives visitors to the modern battlefield some points to visit, along with information about what they would see at each spot. Mackowski is the author of the book "Strike Them a Blow: Battle Along the North Anna River" (Savas Beatie, 2015).

Senior from Brooklyn Named Woman of Promise

Chernice Miller
SBU senior Chernice Miller of Brooklyn is the recipient of the 2016 Dr. Mary A. Hamilton Woman of Promise Award, which recognizes a female major in the Jandoli School of Communication who demonstrates great promise for future success.
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Alumni celebrated at Hellingers in D.C.

Emily Steves, '15, receives the 2015 Mark Hellinger Award from Dr. Pauline Hoffmann, dean of the Jandoli School of Communication, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
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