About Journalism and Mass Communication Department
The department’s mission is to provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate education and professional training in the evolving fields of journalism and mass communication. A solid grounding in the liberal arts, combined with hands-on training in a cross-cultural environment, prepares students for successful careers in media and related fields worldwide. It also enables them to pursue a lifetime of contribution to their communities as critical and creative thinkers, proficient and accurate communicators, and culturally tolerant and responsible members of society. From television, radio, and film to advertising, public relations, and digital media, students will explore how messages are created, transmitted, and received, and how they impact society and culture.
Our graduates are working as news anchors, correspondents, reporters, editors, directors, producers, writers, and camera operators with some of the most prestigious news organizations around the world. The general consensus among broadcast officials is that the graduates of the journalism and mass communication program at AUC are by far the most qualified in the region. They blend outstanding professional skills with fluency in English and Arabic and a deep understanding of the issues facing both the East and West.
Our graduates have worked at leading news organizations in the West such as CNN, the New York Times, New York 1, the International Herald Tribune, NBC, and Reuters. They have also helped to build the region’s growing transnational media organizations, such as Al Jazeera, MBC, Dubai’s Al Arabiya, Radio Sawa, NileTV, MSNBC in Arabic, and CNN Arabia. They have helped develop some of the most influential newspapers in the region, such as AlSharq Al Awsat, The Middle East Times, Al Ahram and Al Ahram Weekly, and Alam Al Youm, the region’s first business daily. In addition, our graduates have been invited to provide insight into regional events on popular international programming such as PBS’ Frontline, ABC’s Nightline, BBC’s Newsnight, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel.