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Washington and Lee University    
  Aug 23, 2017
2017-2018 University Catalog [under review]

Journalism and Mass Communications (JOUR)

A student may not complete more than one of the curriculum options (major or minor) in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Journalism and business journalism are appropriate for students who plan a career in news. Students considering one of these options and planning a study abroad term are strongly urged to consult a department faculty member during the first year.

Strategic communication is appropriate for students considering a career in public relations or in other communication fields associated with nonprofit organizations, governmental institutions and corporations.

No more than three credits toward the degree, regardless of course designation or major sequence, may be earned through internships or other experiential courses.

Honors: An Honors Program in journalism is offered for qualified students; see the catalog statement under Major requirements in Requirements for the Degree , the Journalism Department website,, and the department head for details.

Cable Channel 18—A fully equipped television studio and control room used as a laboratory for journalism courses. News and public affairs programming are presented to the community through the Lexington cable television system. Channel 18 is operated entirely by students under the direction of journalism faculty members.

Department Head: Toni R. Locy


First date is the year in which the faculty member began service as regular faculty at the University. Second date is the year of appointment to the present rank.

Adedayo O.L. Abah, Ph.D.—(2002)-2009
Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia

Claudette G. Artwick, Ph.D.—(1997)-2001
Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications
Ph.D., University of Washington

Mark Coddington, Ph.D.—(2015)-2015
Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications
Ph.D., University of Texas

Aly A. Colón, M.A.—(2014)-2014
Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism
M.A., Stanford University

Douglas O. Cumming, Ph.D.—(2003)-2009
Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Kevin D. Finch, M.A.—(2014)-2014
Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications
M.A., University of Illinois, Springfield

Toni Locy, M.S.L.—(2008)-2015
Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications
M.S.L., University of Pittsburgh, School of Law

Pamela K. Luecke, M.S., M.B.A.—(2001)-2001
Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism
M.S., Northwestern University
M.B.A., University of Hartford





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