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Department Chair: Emma Daugherty

Office: Liberal Arts 4 ( LA4) Room 106

Telephone: (562) 985-4981

FAX: (562) 985-5300


Faculty: Lee Brown (Emeritus), Christopher Burnett, Emma Daugherty, Jennifer Fleming, Heloiza Herscovitz, Christopher Karadjov, Gary Metzker, Daniel Paskin, Gwen Shaffer, John Shrader, Barbara Kingsley-Wilson, Carla Yarbrough

Administrative Support Coordinator: Carolyn LaPalio

Administrative Support Assistant: Teri LeGault

Technology Coordinator: Dan Olsen

Academic Advisors: Jennifer Fleming, Danny Paskin

Career Possibilities

Journalist * Public Relations Specialist * Editor * Online Journalist * Marketing Communications Professional * Multimedia Journalist * Publicist * Editor * Photojournalist * Reporter * Television Producer * Sports Writer * Designer * Photographer * Special Events Coordinator * Newscaster * Copy Writer * Critic * Technical Writer * Proofreader * Communications Manager * Public Information Officer * Magazine Writer * Radio Announcer (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see


The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication offers undergraduate curricula in journalism and public relations. Students should contact the department office for referral to an appropriate faculty adviser for developing a study plan.

The department houses the campus newspaper, the Daily 49er, which serves the campus community and other constituencies as well as Dig magazine, the Online 49er, the Dig Online, the Summer 49er and Beach News, an online newscast.

Broadcast journalism students also work at radio outlets when opportunities present themselves. They also work with Advanced Media Productions to produce a weekly cable television program. Advanced students are strongly encouraged to participate in the department's internship program. Within the limits of its resources, the department helps graduating seniors and alumni find professional positions.

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