Students in communication and digital media explore the nature, processes and effects of human symbolic interaction and practice effective and ethical communication.

Believing that active, engaged learning immerses the mind in critical and creative thinking, Wittenberg's Department of Communication & Digital Media challenges students to become ethical leaders in reasoning and action by adopting a broad perspective in the study of how people make meaning.

Our program reinforces the university's liberal arts mission rather than narrowly training a student for a particular career. Students develop the capacities to recognize and evaluate underlying assumptions and values; to work effectively with others through collaboration, teamwork, and community-building; to participate in deliberation for effective decision-making; to develop listening, visual, technological, and information literacy - all knowledge and skills that are imperative for a quality life in the 21st century.

The personalized environment prepares students to embrace experiential learning opportunities. These include work with digital media through professional projects and internships, and innovative programming such as the Communication and Business Leadership Experience (C.A.B.L.E.). In addition, students have opportunities to work for the student-run newspaper, The Torch, the student-run radio station, WUSO 89.1-FM, serve as tutors in the Oral Communication or Writing Centers, and gain real-world experience in the Office of University Communications.

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Communication & Digital Media in the News:

  • Sarah Gearhart '06: Alumna Leads Exciting Writing Career Through Sports Journalism (published May 19, 2020)

  • Evoking Empathy: Wittenberg Communication Professors Team Up on Unique Research Project (published April 14, 2020)

  • Elizabeth Arentz '16: Elizabeth Arentz Embraces Connections in the Field of Law (published February 21, 2020)

  • Kathryn Nydegger '19: Power of Faculty-Student Relationships Shines As Recent Grad Tackled Research Project on Campus (published June 13, 2019)

  • Megan Selby '20: Taking it all in while studying abroad in Denmark (published June 7, 2019)

  • #LifeAtWitt Justin Luby '19: Senior Justin Luby found more than just a college at Wittenberg (published May 7, 2019)

  • #LifeAtWitt Mallory Moss '20: Mallory Moss ’20 Experiences More than Expected During Fuller Center Spring Break Trip (published April 8, 2019)

  • Earning Excellence in Communication: Wittenberg named among Top 10 Communication Programs for Salary Potential (published December 17, 2018)

  • Relationships and Research: Katie Bunsold '18 Develops Independent Research Project with Professor Dr. Kelly Dillon (published February 21, 2018)

  • Staying Connected: Mecca Abdul-Aziz '18 lands dream opportunity thanks to Wittenberg alumni network (published June 12, 2018)

  • "Real" Southern Womanhood: New Book by Communication Professor Released (published August 8, 2018)

  • Guns and Kids: Wittenberg University Communication Professor’s Research on Gun Visibility and Accessibility Makes International Headlines (published September 25, 2017)

  • Making Connections: Megan Bobbitt ’17 Credits CABLE Program for Helping Her Land Job with Nestlé (published September 7, 2017)

  • Disney Magic: Wittenberg Student Experiences Firsthand the Power of the "Mouse" (published April 20, 2017)

  • Decade-Long Impact: Innovative, Integrated CABLE Program Celebrates Decade-Long Impact (published November 17, 2016)

  • CABLE Conference: Innovative Communication/Business Program Celebrates 10 Years of Producing Industry Leaders (published October 6, 2016)

  • Distinguished Program Award: Collaborative Work-Study Communications Program Earns Statewide Award (published August 13, 2014)

  • Warber Interview on WBNS 10TV - Wittenberg University Associate Professor Katie Warber was recently interviewed by Columbus' WBNS 10TV about teaching her students "The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts," the New York Times' best-selling book by author Gary Chapman.

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