About Rider's Communication and Journalism program
For students in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Rider the learning experience is challenging, dynamic and high-tech—an excellent preparation for the professional world. We pride ourselves on providing a strong blend of courses that helps students to become critical and creative thinkers while also learning and then polishing their skills in reporting and writing news; in designing graphics, web pages and multimedia projects; in directing and producing digital film, radio and television content; in planning and running publicity campaigns, and in interacting with and presenting to audiences. Students take part in small classes and get hands-on experience in digital studios and labs. It's no wonder they produce portfolios, films, and web and multimedia projects that are professional quality.
Students work closely, often one-on-one, with distinguished faculty who have extensive scholarly knowledge and experience in their fields of expertise. Student media organizations, from the award-winning Rider News to the Rider University Network and the radio station, 107.7 The Bronc, give students a chance to practice their profession right on campus.
Dozens of internships and co-op experiences each term send students to New York, Philadelphia, and everywhere in between (including here on campus).
We aim to make every student who becomes part of our learning community a thoughtful and effective communicator who is well prepared with the skills needed for the contemporary employment marketplace.
Pamela A. Brown
Chair, Department of Communication and Journalism