About the Communication Department

School of Social & Cultural Studies: Communication Department

Our communication curriculum integrates theory and practice, which prepares students to meet today’s communication challenges. We equip our undergraduates for success in graduate or professional school and in their chosen professions.  

Communication majors at Truman choose one of three areas of emphasis:

  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism
  • Public Communication

All three emphases can be used as preparation for the professional world or for graduate school.  To enhance their experience at Truman, students are actively engaged in student media.

Convergence Vision Statement

Since media consumers increasingly demand information that utilizes new technologies and more personalized delivery systems, Truman State University’s journalism community is committed to news reporting and production practices in the emergent and dynamic environment of cross-platform media.

Recognizing intensifying challenges facing the news industry, Truman exposes students to a model of convergence that values the enduring tenets of journalism essential to citizenship and democracy while also investigating how best to tell and deliver stories—most likely through multiple media platforms.

In this manner, the combined resources of the Truman Media Network (TMN), when possible, stress comprehensive and complementary storytelling that expands audiences, but which also maintains the integrity of distinctive TMN venues: The Index, KTRM, News 36 and Detours.

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What are they doing now?

January 30, 2018

Each week, the department of Communication highlights a successful Truman alum, who benefited professionally and personally from completing the communication major.

Truman forensics rocks the Iowa Swing

January 30, 2018

By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) sent two speech competitors to Indianola, IA, to compete at the Iowa Swing tournament, hosted by Simpson College and the University of Northern Iowa. Both students made final rounds and sophomore Austin Sopko earned 2nd Place in individual sweepstakes for the […]

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