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.

Graphic student working on assignments.

Graphic Design Student - Graphic student working on assignments.

Dr. Leah Hunter teaching a student.

Faculty Instruction - Dr. Leah Hunter teaching a student.

FAMU Alumna Pam Oliver on the sideline reporting for Fox Sports.

Alumni - FAMU Alumna Pam Oliver on the sideline reporting for Fox Sports.

WANM 90.5 Student talking on-air.

WANM 90.5 On Air Student Personality - WANM 90.5 Student talking on-air.

Broadcast Journalism Student conducting podcast using her iPad in the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication Library.

Broadcast Journalism Student - Broadcast Journalism Student conducting podcast using her iPad in the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication Library.

Broadcast Journalism Student interviewing students outside the Florida Capitol building after a march.

Broadcast Journalism Student - Broadcast Journalism Student interviewing students outside the Florida Capitol building after a march.

SJGC Alumni and Students poses for a picture after the panel discussion with Alumna Kim Godwin, ABC News President and Dean Mira Lowe.

SJGC Grads Are Back - SJGC Alumni and Students poses for a picture after the panel discussion with Alumna Kim Godwin, ABC News President and Dean Mira Lowe.

FAMU NABJ students pose with there 2021-2022 advisor Ms. Chandra Lanier.

FAMU NABJ Student Chapter - FAMU NABJ students pose with there 2021-2022 advisor Ms. Chandra Lanier.

Living Learning Community Student records news package for FAMU TV-20 original programming.

LLC Student in FAMU TV-20 - Living Learning Community Student records news package for FAMU TV-20 original programming.

Alumna and President of ABC News Kim Godwin with Graphic Communication Alumnus Elijah Rutland hold his custom designed FAMU sweater.

Alumni and Students - Alumna and President of ABC News Kim Godwin with Graphic Communication Alumnus Elijah Rutland hold his custom designed FAMU sweater.

 

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.


Accreditation

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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Contact Info
510 Orr Drive, Suite 4003
Tallahassee, FL 32307
850-599-3379
sjgc@famu.edu