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What Can I Do With This Major?

CommDay 2017

Jandoli School of Communication


The Jandoli School of Communication teaches students how to gather, analyze and communicate information, skills valued by virtually every occupation.

It's no surprise, then, that our graduates work in a variety of professions: journalism, public relations, advertising, Internet enterprises, even law. Our professors have more than 230 years' experience in these areas and others.

We teach these skills within the context of a broad liberal arts background, and, in keeping with our Franciscan tradition, we pride ourselves in weaving ethics into each of our courses.

The hallmark of each of our majors is experiential learning:
  • Strategic Communication and Digital Media students work in an agency setting developing campaigns for clients;
  • Journalism and Mass Communication students work in the SBU-TV broadcast studio, the SBU-TV Sports broadcast facility or the Journalist's Workshop covering local news and sports stories.
We offer two graduate programs that are available 100% online: Integrated Marketing Communications and Strategic Leadership (online only). Learn more at St. Bonaventure University Online

You'll put your education to work

Majors must complete 400 hours of internships, both with on-campus student media and off-campus, under the supervision of industry professionals.

Our skills courses are taught in computer labs, a broadcast journalism studio, and in a TV production facility.

Students run a highly ranked campus radio station, publish weekly and daily print and online newspapers, broadcast a weekly news program, cover SBU athletics on campus, and publish the oldest consecutively published student literary magazine in the country.

A record of accomplishment

Five of our graduates have won journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize. In the annual Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholarship essay contest, which invites participation from only the strongest journalism programs in the nation, St. Bonaventure has had more winners than any other school.

St. Bonaventure has had winners of the Tim Russert Medal of Merit, presented by the Buffalo Broadcasters Association, the last four years of the six it has been awarded.

A degree from the Jandoli School of Communication means not only that you have learned from the best, but that you're prepared to claim your spot among them.

J/MC News


Faculty Research & Honors

    Sep 13, 2017

    Rich and Anne Lee
    Faculty in the School of Communication

    Journalism faculty members Rich and Anne Lee have had their presentation proposal titled “Baseball, Blogging and Beat Reporting: Using a Spring Training Blog to Teach Journalism Students How to Cover a Beat” for inclusion in the Journalism and News Media area of the 2017 Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association in November. Because of St. Bonaventure's rural location, opportunities to cover local governments, school boards and other traditional news beats are limited.To address this challenge, Anne and Richard Lee use a baseball spring training blog. At the start of the semester in spring reporting classes, each student is assigned to follow a Major League Baseball team during spring training and blog about the team. Students are required to keep the blog up-to-date on spring training activities on and off the field. They also are assigned to blog about specific topics, to tweet and to conduct podcasts. In their conference presentation, the Lees will describe the blog assignment in detail, share examples of blog posts, discuss the anecdotal evidence that demonstrates the success of the assignment and outline a plan for a quantitative study to better gauge the project’s impact on journalism students.

Graduate student Named 2017 Woman of Promise recipient

Hannah Gordon
Hannah Gordon is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Mary Hamilton Woman of Promise award in recognition of her achievements in and out of the classroom. Gordon completed her undergraduate degree requirements a year early, then enrolled in SBU's graduate integrated marketing communications program. A writer for The Bona Venture student newspaper since her freshman year, Gordon served as editor-in-chief her junior year.
Learn more about Gordon and the Woman of Promise honor.

The Hellinger Award honors top students in the Jandoli School

Andrew Bevevino
Andrew J. Bevevino, a 2016 summa cum laude honors graduate, received the 2016 Hellinger Award. The Hellingers honor the Jandoli School's top graduates and celebrate the accomplishments of its graduates. Learn more about The Hellinger Awards.