The JMC department at Abilene Christian University trains students to be excellent professional information gatherers and storytellers using the traditional and emerging tools of journalism, advertising, public relations and multimedia in print, video, online and mobile venues.

Our mission is to engage students in critical and creative thinking in the classroom, in the laboratory and through mentoring relationships, leading them to become exceptional, ethical and agile communicators in a rapidly changing media environment, embracing technology, valuing diversity and embodying Christ-centered service.

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Submissions from 2017


My oh Miley Cyrus: analysing online comments from television performances in 2009, 2013, and 2015, Doug Mendenhall


The JMC introductory classroom with and without Miley Cyrus: An experiment in undergraduate media research, Doug Mendenhall

Submissions from 2015


Blogging Ferguson in Black and White, Doug Mendenhall


Super Bowl Team Tones: Analyzing Patriots and Seahawks Blogospheres, Doug Mendenhall