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Fresno State welcomed its newest students at the New Student Convocation in the Save Mart Center on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Jes Therkelsen, a professor in the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism, gave the keynote address on the topic of curiosity.

MCJ Mission Statement

We teach students the importance and value of media, communications and journalism, and why, where, when and how to communicate ethically and responsibly in those fields. Through blending theory, professional practice and hands-on learning, we build leaders who can think critically, write well and thrive in rapidly changing environments.


Our Vision   

MCJ strives to be a national academic leader by designing student experiences that create a thriving environment. We work to foster growth, excellence and collaboration through deliberate practice, multiple layers of feedback, and structured reflection with an emphasis on civic and community engagement that enhances life. We aim to celebrate mutual respect, inclusion and diversity as essential pieces of success in the classroom, our professions and as productive global citizens.