Department of Mass Communication

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Preparing for the Future

Since 1962, Winthrop University has been designing programs to develop exceptional communicators. Our students are prepared to create messages that impact, inspire, and influence our global society. Today, the Department of Mass Communication prepares students to meet the demands of the 21st Century.  A progressive curriculum grounded in liberal arts develops critical thinkers who delve deep and communicate succinctly and creatively. Immersed in the world of communication, students majoring in Mass Communication experience real world and broadcast journalism, while Integrated Marketing Communication majors train for converged media and communication environments. In addition, Digital Information majors, housed in the Department of Computer Science, are offered a concentration in Digital Mass Media to expand skill sets to include web design and web content management. 




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Department News


Prof. Patwardhan earns top Winthrop teaching award

Padmini Patwardhan

Mass communication Prof. Padmini Patwardhan has been named the 2020 Kinard Award recipient, which recognizes Winthrop faculty for outstanding teaching and significant contributions to the university. The annual award is the school's top teaching honor. Patwardhan, who has been at Winthrop since 2005, teaches classes in integrated marketing communication, advertising, public relations, and communication theory and research. Read more here.


MCOM Newsletter 2020 

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Examples of Student Work

The work below links to some of the outstanding stories and media students produce. The department strives to emulate a professional model through student media, class work and internships. Students excel at covering news, social issues, sports, human interest and more.


Last Updated: 12/7/20