Department of Mass Communication
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372
masscomm at uncp.edu
Location: Old Main, Room 247
The Department of Mass Communication is located in Old Main, the oldest brick building on campus and the building with columns known as the most recognizable symbol of UNCP.
Old Main is on the southeast corner of campus (Number 1 on the campus map).
The Department office is Old Main, room 247.
The Reading Room in Old Main, room 247 offers Mass Communication students a facility where they find, study and prepare class and research materials. In addition to printed references, students have access to information on videotape, CD-ROM and the Internet. Reading Room resources encompass broadcasting, journalism, public relations, mass communication, media and popular culture, advertising, videography, photojournalism, telecommunications, and opinion polling. The room has computers linked to relevant Web resources to help students conduct research online. It has links to radio-television broadcasters, professional journalism organizations, online magazines, national and international newspapers, and public relations organizations.
WNCP-TV is a learning laboratory for our broadcasting students. The station provides hands-on experiences so students can acquire and hone technical skills and put theory into practice. Local origination programming is produced by our students and faculty in class and as part of department extracurricular productions. WNCP-TV programs serve regional audiences via our cable channel and other distribution. Student broadcasters are guided by Professors Jamity Litty and Terence Dollard.
The Pine Needle is also a learning laboratory for the journalism side of our department. The newspaper is advised by Dr. Judy Curtis who integrates the publication into the preparation we offer mass communication students for careers in newspaper journalism. Majors and non-majors work side-by-side to earn academic credit for writing, editing, designing and publishing the newspaper 14 times a year with eight to 12 pages in each issue. Dr. Anthony Curtis is Web advisor to the students publishing the newspaper online. The newspaper office is Old Main, room 253.
The Indianhead, the University's student yearbook, is another learning laboratory of the Department. Students interested in book-length publications gain writing, editing and photography experience. It is advised by Sara Oswald. The office is on the second floor of the University Center Annex.
Updated: May 10, 2011
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