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Mass Communication

Specialized skills in writing, speaking and designing for the mass media help journalism students find employment in the print and electronic job markets around the world. Most professional writing, speaking and teaching positions in the mass media field require a bachelor's or a master's degree in journalism or a related field.

Course Descriptions


If you are considering this area of study, consult with a faculty member in this field. To send an email, click on the name of the faculty member you wish to reach:

Sandy Fries
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 291, (630) 942-2467

If you are unable to contact a faculty member, messages may be left with the Liberal Arts Division, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, (630) 942-2047.


  • Kristin Crowley

    Kristin CrowleyMass Communications

    “I was always drawn to writing and it was always one of my best subjects. I enrolled in Sandy Fries’ journalism course and grew increasingly interested in the subject. It wasn’t just because of what he was teaching, it was because of his real-world experience in the journalism field. He got to do so much and experience so many amazing opportunities, the entire lifestyle just appealed to me.”

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  • Omar Escamilla

    Omar EscamillaMass Communications

    "The faculty at COD is phenomenal. They have truly helped me reach many of my educational goals. The professors are very experienced in their field, and they provide you with their knowledge and practice to give you an outstanding education."

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