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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.




Faculty & Alumni Awards

Gaylord Evening of Celebration Recap

November 10, 2022

Each year, Gaylord College proudly hosts the Gaylord Evening of Celebration, a banquet event for distinguished alumni, faculty, staff and scholarship recipients. Hosted at the Oklahoma Memorial Union, the evening of celebration is just that, an event that seeks to celebrate the success of the college and the extraordinary people that make Gaylord College what it is today.

Ed Kelley, Gaylord College Dean; Jackson Conner, Gaylord Outstanding Senior; Joseph Harroz, Jr, University of Oklahoma President. All standing at Outstanding Senior Ceremony post-award presentation.
Student Awards

Congratulations Jackson Conner, Gaylord’s 2022-23 Outstanding Senior

November 04, 2022

Each year, 16 OU undergraduates are chosen as Outstanding Seniors for their remarkable achievements in service and leadership for their given college. Gaylord College is proud to announce Jackson Conner as its 2022-23 Outstanding Senior.

John Admire and his daughter at an OU football game
Alumni Feature

Veterans Day: John Admire

November 11, 2022

Celebrating Veterans Day, Gaylord College is honoring alumni Gen. John Admire. Admire graduated from OU in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations with a master’s degree in journalism. After graduating, Admire was drafted into the Marines where he served during three wars and five combat tours.


In its inaugural 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 more than 300 member institutions nationwide.

No. 2

Gaylord College ranked No. 2 in overall program rankings

No. 1

In film and video programs

No. 3

In news programs

No. 4

In sports programs

No. 8

In scriptwriting program



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


Gaylord Hall includes four complete digital broadcast studios.


Gaylord Hall includes five computer classrooms.


Gaylord Hall includes 14 video editing bays.


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Studying from top professors alongside inspiring colleagues. Make OU your home, and join the Gaylord family.

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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