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


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

Sharpen your skills and expand your circle by joining student organizations like the Capstone Association of Black Journalists (CABJ) or the Radio-Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

Rising Tide Film Festival

Rising Tide Film Festival

Rising Tide Film Festival empowers young filmmakers across the nation, giving them a platform to showcase their passion projects.

Alice; Vol. 2, No. 3

Office of Student Media

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

New Internship Listings

More Internships

For more information on internships, reach out to Mark Mayfield for news media, Maya Champion for creative media or Teresa Gawrych for production.

Digital Media Center

Alabama Public Radio
Crimson Tide Productions

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.

The Holle Awards

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.

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.

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