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.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Speech Essential Skill Test-out Procedure

KTRM assistant manager wins award

April 20, 2017

Chris Burk, KTRM Assistant Manager, has received a 2017 first-place award for best radio station promotion announcement.  The honor was presented by the Missouri Broadcast Educators Association as part of its annual student media contest.  Truman State is a member of MBEA; Dr. Mark Smith serves as the current Communications Director of the organization.

Truman Forensics continues national debate success

April 19, 2017

By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) attended the National Forensic Association’s (NFA) Championship Tournament on April 13th through April 18th, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Eight students traveled to the competition where Truman State University was among 75 schools competing in both speech and debate […]

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