Journalism and Mass Communication
|The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at The American University in Cairo has gained distinction and recognition throughout the world by producing outstanding graduates who play a major role in developing the region's print, advertising and broadcast media.
Students in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication are taught to think critically and creatively while being prepared to acquire suitable skills for successful careers in journalism, mass communications and related fields. Students are given grounding in liberal arts, along with core courses in the sciences and business, which are designed to prepare students for a lifetime of contribution to their communities as engaged members of a global civil society. Students are encouraged to write for the Caravan, AUC's student newspaper, study photography and graphic communications, participate in the many student activities on campus, and otherwise participate in the life of the campus and the events taking place in the region. Students have a choice of three majors: journalism, communication and media arts, and integrated marketing communication.
Graduates of the journalism and mass communication program at AUC are by far the most qualified in the region, blending outstanding professional skills with fluency in English and Arabic and a deep understanding of the issues facing the world. Our graduates work at leading news organizations, including CNN, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, NBC and Reuters, as well as playing key roles in the region's growing transnational media organizations, such as Al Jazeera, MBC, Dubai's Al Arabiya, Radio Sawa, Nile TV, MSNBC in Arabic and CNN Arabia. They have also helped develop some of the most influential newspapers in the region, such as Al Sharq Al Awsat, The Middle East Times, Al Ahram and Al Ahram Weekly. Alums include CNN White House correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, Al Jazeera's award-winning investigative correspondent and London bureau chief Yosri Fouda, commentator and analyst Mona Eltahawy, senior producer and anchorman for CNBC Arabia Sami Zeidan and managing editor of Alam Al-Youm Lamees El Hadidy. Our program has also produced a new generation of media and communications researchers and academic professionals at universities in the United States and throughout the region.