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.

Truman Forensics earns multiple awards at SBU tourney

October 17, 2019

Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) earned multiple awards and picked up eight new national qualifications during the annual Derryberry Memorial tournament hosted by Southwest Baptist University in October. In individual events speaking, senior Austin Sopko reached finals in three different events. He finished 2nd place in prose interpretation, 3rd in duo […]

KTRM Sponsors Sir Baby Girl Concert

October 17, 2019

The KTRM Radio/Truman Media Network promotions team planned and carried-through its first major event of the school year: a concert featuring up and coming artist, Sir Baby Girl. A packed SUB Down Under audience attended the concert in early October.  The event was made possible, in part, through a major fund drive that the students […]

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