Reese Phifer

Journalism & Creative Media

Home to award-winning journalists, producers and creatives, the Department of Journalism and Creative Media (JCM) empowers students to become skilled storytellers who use media to lead and inspire.

Become a media expert who understands the social and critical underpinnings of your work, with the technical and leadership skills to adapt to the professional landscape.

Journalism & Creative Media


  • National Geographic Social Media Intern

    The National Geographic Social Media Marketing team is hiring a Social Media Intern for Summer 2024 to work in Washington, DC.

  • Warner Bros. Discovery Content Marketing & Research Internships

    Warner Bros. Discovery is looking for Content Marketing & Research Interns in New York City for Summer 2024. Students must be a rising junior, senior, or graduate student to apply. Apps close March 15, 2024.

  • Stone Ward Advertising: Camp Reality

    Stone Ward Advertising is hiring interns in graphic design, media production, copywriting, brand management, content strategy, public relations, and media planning. Camp Reality takes place during the summer in Little Rock, AR.


Creative Media

From creative fiction and documentaries to hard-hitting news and sports, learn the skills you need to tell stories that affect people.

News Media

Study the ways news and information are produced, from the traditional news outlets to the emerging world of media start-ups.

Graduate Program

Work with award-winning faculty to study the principles and practices of journalism and scholarly inquiry. Students choose between a professional, one-year option or a two-year, research option.


Creative Media

News Media

Sports Media


All C&IS undergraduate students receive academic advising through Tisch Student Services. You should meet with your academic advisor at least once per semester to review your academic progress, degree requirements and involvement opportunities.


C&IS empowers students to write, speak, design, film and explore through scholarships and awards.

Get Involved

Student Organizations

Sharpen your skills and expand your circle.

Office of Student Media

Gain industry experience with publications like Alice, The Crimson White and Nineteen Fifty-Six.

Digital Media Center

C&IS’s most cutting-edge facility, the Digital Media Center (DMC) is a state-of-the-art teaching facility, and production house located in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The DMC is home to Alabama Public Radio, the Center for Public Television & Radio, Crimson Tide Productions and WVUA 23.

Scholastic Journalism

JCM is home to the Alabama Scholastic Press Association and the National Elementary Scholastic Press Association. Through these organizations, the Department supports K-12 newspaper, yearbook, news magazine, literary magazine and broadcast staffs around across the state and nation.

Black Warrior Film Festival

Since 2013, the Black Warrior Film Festival has a competitive showcase of the best emerging student filmmakers across the nation and around the world. All festival events are free and open to the public. 

The Holle Awards

The Holle Awards for Excellence in Creativity and Communication is one of the nation’s most prestigious celebrations of creativity in communications, honoring innovative, out-of-the-box work from students, faculty and communication professionals.

Equipment Checkout

Students enrolled in specific Journalism & Creative Media courses are eligible to check out cameras, sound, lighting/grip, and other equipment for use in partial completion of course assignments.


Office: Reese Phifer Hall, Room 490
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:45 P.M.
Phone: 205.348.7155