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.

It’s Communication Week! Join Us!

November 5, 2018

The campus community is invited to attend several Communication Week events that highlight the importance of communication. -Mon. 11/5, 7:00 PM.  Prof. Don Krause will present The Legacy of Mr. Rogers in the campus Planetarium. -Tue. 11/6, Vote!  Then join fellow students for an election watch party in Barnett Hall 1211. -Wed. 11/7, an internship […]

Truman Forensics brings home tournament championships!

November 5, 2018

By Chris Outzen, Director of Forensics Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) brought home four tournament championships, among multiple other awards, from the annual Missouri Mule/Dale Carnegie Swing, hosted by the University of Central Missouri in late October. The team took 3rd in Individual Events at both the Mule and the Carnegie tournaments, […]

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