The Mass Communication Department focuses on undergraduate education in print, broadcast and online journalism, video production, media management & sales, public relations/advertising and film production. Housed in the Dan Rather Communications Building, the department is home to an award-winning student newspaper, 24-hour student radio station, and student operated community television facility. Students produce television and radio news programs for the SHSU and Huntsville communities and broadcast the only university Spanish-language television newscast in Texas.
The Mass Communication Department emphasizes the education of ethical and technologically proficient communication professionals who are capable of making a positive impact on their environment and on society. Through their work in our program, students grow to become informed, responsible, creative, and critical communicators capable of participating broadly in a diverse, multi-cultural, and rapidly changing media world.
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
-SHSU Graduate and CBS News Anchor Dan Rather
Mass Communication Department
Dan Rather Communications Building, Room 123
Huntsville, TX 77341-2207
Professor Herrman is an assistant professor of film and tv here at Sam Houston State University. She has been awarded for many films that she has produced and directed, and for screenplays that she has written. Two of her latest films have been screened in international film festivals. Her film “Rodrigo Herrmann-Life and Works” was screened at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival-Short Film Corner, and her film” Umbanda: Offerings of Faith” was just recently screened at the Brazilian Arts and Culture Festival in Gmünd, Áustria in April of 2019.
Dr. Seo, Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University, became the Graduate Program Coordinator early this year.
He and James Dillard, professor at Pennsylvania State University, recently published 'The Persuasive Effects of Two Stylistic Elements: Framing and Imagery' at Communication Research, which explores the effects of stylistic elements (framing and imagery) on emotion, cognition, and persuasion.