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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Welcome from the director

Jean Folkerts

Welcome to the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

Are you thinking about majoring in journalism and digital media, public relations or advertising?

Majoring in these fields—all developed by an excellent faculty in the A.Q. Miller School—prepares you for life, regardless of what profession or life work you decide to pursue.

These majors are based on recognizing the importance of being able to both create credible information and to evaluate the information you receive.  Our democracy is based on the ideal of an informed citizenry. The School prepares you to become a media professional and also prepares you to evaluate information, the key to being a well-informed citizen.

The Miller School is student friendly. I know, because I was an undergraduate here, lost in a sea of faces until I found my place in the School.  There’s a place here for you as well.

In the School’s courses you can learn skills and strategies for creating credible news stories and for communicating the goals and activities of organizations.  We teach communication through web design, print, broadcast, cable, and online/new technology outlets. You will be able to apply the skills and concepts you learn in class at various Kansas State student media outlets. 

Our student media serve the university as well as the city of Manhattan and surrounding counties. While you are at KSU, you can be involved in student activities and organizations such as the Public Relations Student Society of America, Ad Club, the Student Journalism Education Association, KKSU-TV Channel 8 News, KSDB-FM radio, Wildcat Watch audio and video productions, TakeFlight Advertising and Public Relations Agency, the Kansas State Collegian daily newspaper, and the Royal Purple yearbook.

The Miller School is also home to the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media and the Journalism Education Association.

The A.Q. Miller School is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. This accrediting organization recognizes the excellence within the School, its faculty and its students.

We attract students from Kansas, the nation, and the world.  We also send our students abroad and have international ties in areas such as South America, Europe, and Asia. Our faculty is highly international in scope as well, offering study and research experiences in such exotic locations as the Galapagos Islands and Nairobi, Kenya. 

So, whether you are interested in advertising, broadcast/digital news, photography, print journalism, public relations, or new media, the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications is the place to be. You won’t find a more enthusiastic group of students, faculty or staff ... or a nicer community in which to live. If you have questions, feel free to contact any of us. We look forward to meeting you.

 

Jean Folkerts

Interim Director