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Communication and Journalism
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3904
Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: (307) 766-3122
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COJO alumna Wendy Perkins gave her Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Award presentation on Oct. 15 in Laramie. Her project is on display in the Level 3 Exhibit Hall in Coe Library. She did an independent study this summer chronicling the lives of some sex workers in Denver.

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Students interested in careers in communication and journalism will find that our department offers a broad range of professional and research courses in a sound interdisciplinary academic program. Courses include writing, speaking and analyzing messages; forms of interpersonal communication; mass media effects and audiences' interpretations of media messages and images.

Students can earn degrees in communication and journalism. Within these degree areas, students may specialize in new media, news/editorial, public relations, advertising, photojournalism, cross-cultural communication, rhetoric, or visual communication. Other career opportunities include human relations, consulting, education, sales, business promotion and diversity training. The department encourages students to pursue internships, and couples academic preparation with unique opportunities for professional experience.



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UW Class Offers Bingo, Auction to Support Kenyan Orphanage

November 4, 2015 — Students in a University of Wyoming cross-cultural communication class have organized a charity bingo night and silent auction to raise funds for an orphanage and school in Nakuru, Kenya.

UW Debate Team Builds a Good Track Record

October 29, 2015 — The University of Wyoming debate team has performed well this season at its first three competitions at Georgia State University, Weber State University and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV).

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Professor Michael Brown along with co-authors Askhat Yerkimbay and Karlyga Myssayeva won the Top Paper award in the Radio Division for the upcoming Broadcast Education Association convention in April. Brown, Yerkimbay, and Myssayeva traveled through Kazakhstan interviewing radio professionals about their role in promoting Kazakh as the national language of Kazakhstan. Yerkimbay is an M.A. graduate of the department, a faculty member at the Suleyman Demirel University and operates the Minber Center for Journalism Excellence, an NGO in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Myssayeva is an Associate Dean with the School of Journalism at the Kazakh National University.

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Dr. Kristen Landreville is interviewed on "Wyoming Signatures" about the 2016 primary coverage.

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