About the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication

As the first accredited program of its kind among the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) sets the standard in both fields. Since its founding in 1982, SJGC consistently receives high marks for the quality of its graduates. Students have earned awards and honors for their work on multiple media platforms from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences College Awards, the Associated Press, CNN, the coveted William Randolph Hearst Medallion and numerous other entities.


Our Divisions

The SJGC is composed of two divisions—journalism and graphic communication. Journalism offers instruction in digital broadcast and print journalism, along with public relations. Graphic Communication offers instruction in graphic design.

Our Students, Faculty and Alumni

Students showcase their talents and gain experience on campus through student media that includes the award-winning Famuan student newspaper, FAMU-TV campus television channel, Journey magazine and WANM-FM campus radio station. The school’s faculty provides scholarly, relevant and research-based instruction to more than 600 undergraduate majors. Our alumni are leaders and contributors to a variety of creative and communication sectors across the globe.

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The SJGC Mission & Vision

Become globally recognized as a premier school that provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience to excel in digital and traditional aspects of journalism, public relations and graphic design.

Prepare students for a digital environment with a pedagogical emphasis on active learning in journalism, public relations and graphic design. The SJGC embraces the University’s commitment to diversity and community service.


The Division of Journalism is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, and the Division of Graphic Communication became one of only four graphic communication programs accredited by the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC) in 2002.

Our Dean

Dean Mira Lowe is the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) at Florida A&M University. She previously served as assistant dean for student experiences at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. While at CNN Digital, Lowe was the senior editor for Features who oversaw various editorial initiatives, partnerships, and multiplatform opportunities, working closely with research, sales, and product teams. 
Before CNN, she was the editor-in-chief of JET magazine, becoming the first woman to helm the venerable African-American newsweekly. Dean Mira Lowe is a shaper of ideas, a motivator of people, an innovator who builds new things.
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