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Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

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The Gaylord Difference

Our students graduate from Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication to become journalists, creative directors, writers and videographers, to name just a few of the potential career paths.

But really, we’d say what Gaylord College students do is much bigger than a job title. Our students are more than just students.

At Gaylord College, they become storytellers, thinkers, creators and innovators, using their degrees from a college that provides endless professional opportunities in dynamic industries around the world.




Joy Harjo, 2024 Lumine Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Gaylord College Announces 2024 Lumine Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Joy Harjo

February 07, 2024

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication is proud to announce Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and a revered member of the Mvskoke Nation, as the recipient of the 2024 Lumine Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lumine Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony is an annual event hosted by Gaylord College honoring exceptional women professionals who have made significant and sustained contributions to the media industry.

Kevin Palomino and The National Press Club logo.

Gaylord Student Awarded Scholarship from The National Press Club

The National Press Club has chosen journalism student Kevin Palomino as the recipient of its Lewis Scholarship for Spring 2024. The scholarship provides housing and a $4,000 stipend to support a student journalist of color interning at a news media outlet in Washington.

Ralph Beliveau; alongside Choice Outstanding Academic Title logo and; Screening #MeToo Rape Culture in Hollywood, Edited by Lisa Funnell and Ralph Beliveau graphic.
Faculty Achievement

OU Creative Media Production Professor's Book Selected as a 2023 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

January 10, 2024

Dr. Ralph Beliveau, a creative media production professor in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma, has been honored with the 2023 Choice Outstanding Academic Title award for his co-edited book, “Screening #MeToo: Rape Culture in Hollywood.” This recognition is bestowed annually by Choice, a publishing unit of the American Library Association.

In its rankings of student achievements, the Broadcast Education Association has recognized the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma as the No. 2 program in the country out of 170 member institutions nationwide.

No. 2

Gaylord College ranked No. 2 in overall program rankings

No. 1

In film and video programs

No. 2

In news programs

No. 5

In sports programs

No. 5

In scriptwriting program



Gaylord Hall includes two state-of-the-art open multimedia labs available for students.


Gaylord Hall includes four complete digital broadcast studios.


Gaylord Hall includes five computer classrooms.


Gaylord Hall includes 12 video editing bays.

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100,000 Square-Feet

Gaylord Hall has more than 100,000 square-feet of high-tech classroom, presentation, studio, and computer lab space.

AEJMC Founding Member

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication is a founding member of the ACEJMC. The college has had continuous accreditation since 1948.

Interim Dean, David Craig

"It’s where inspiration connects with creativity and propels difference makers into meaningful careers in media, journalism and beyond. It’s where a forward thinking curriculum, underpinned by a strong emphasis on ethics, critical thinking and inclusion, prepares the leaders of tomorrow in fields that will demand nothing but the best in communication skills."