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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.




Professor David Craig
Leadership Announcement

Gaylord College Announces New Interim Dean, Dr. David Craig

May 15, 2023

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma has announced the appointment of Dr. David Craig as the Interim Dean, pending approval from the OU Board of Regents. If approved, he will assume the role effective July 1, 2023.

Mary Anna Evans

Professional Writing Professor Wins Oklahoma Book Award in Fiction

May 05, 2023

Professional Writing assistant professor, Mary Anna Evans, won the Oklahoma Book Award in Fiction for her novel, "The Physicists' Daughter." This honor was awarded during the 34th Annual Oklahoma Book Awards on April 22 in Oklahoma City.

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Gaylord College Earns Top National Rankings from Broadcast Education Association

March 30, 2023

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication has been recognized as one of the top media programs in the country, according to the 2023 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) school rankings.


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.

Dean Ed Kelley

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.

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