Roughly 6,000 students graduated from the Department of Journalism and Media Communication since it was first established as the Technical Journalism Department in 1968. JMC alumni work in every conceivable communication venue, spread across dozens of countries and virtually every state in the nation.
In Colorado, JMC alumni help to staff and manage hundreds of small communication entities and virtually every major newspaper, magazine, public relations agency, television station, production company, cable operation, radio chain, and corporate communications staff. They work as news writers, reporters, editors, producers, disc jockeys, sports announcers, sports producers, technical writers and editors, magazine publishers, corporate communicators, Web managers, news anchors, photojournalists, reality show producers, Hollywood script writers, copy editors, international correspondents, news managers, and more.
CSU MEDIA FESTIVAL
In 2009, the Department established a Colorado State University Media Festival to recognize the wide range of alumni-generated media for general audiences. The 5th Media Festival ran from September 28-Oct. 1, 2016, and celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain Collegian.