Three important principles drive the programs in JCU’s Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts:

  • Inquiry – thinking critically and solving problems
  • Integrity – make ethical decisions
  • Involvement – lead as a professional and in public life

As a result, our graduates have not only the skills to succeed in a wide range of communication-related careers, but also the character to make a difference in their communities.

Lisa Perry ’14lperry

JCU communication faculty have helped Lisa Perry ’14 develop the confidence to launch her career. Hear from Lisa here.


Jennifer Holton ’12JennHolton2

While majoring in communication and minoring in political science, Jennifer was an active member of The Carroll News, JCU’s student newspaper. She began as a reporter and eventually grew to arts and life editor, then managing editor during her senior year. She also worked with JCU’s TV-4, serving as on-air talent for entertainment and political news shows. She interned in the Programming Operations Department at C-Span in Washington, D.C., during the spring of her senior year and was hired by the Fox News Channel’s Washington, D.C., bureau after graduation. Learn more about Jennifer.


Chris Tye ’98 and Pat Butler ’01

If you watch Cleveland morning shows or listen to Cleveland morning radio, these two names may be familiar to you. Chris is one of the anchors of WKYC Channel 3′s morning show and Pat is a traffic reporter for both WKYC and Newsradio WTAM 1100. Hear from Chris and Pat here.

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