TROY - Troy University's Hall School of Journalism and Communication has been ranked in the top 10 in the Radio Television Digital News Association's 2014 Best College Journalism Schools survey.
The Hall School was ranked at No. 6 in the poll, which surveyed members of the Association, as well as news professionals through TVWeek.com, to determine the top 20 schools.
Dr. Jeff Spurlock, Director of the Hall School of Journalism and Communication, said the ranking represents the quality of the programs offered and the hard work of the School's dedicated faculty and students.
"The Hall School of Journalism and Communication has long had an outstanding reputation for excellence in the Southeastern United States," Spurlock said. "This new recognition by the Radio Television Digital News Association is evident of the tremendous work provided by the faculty and students in the Hall School. Now, the nation knows that Troy is in the same league as Missouri, Northwestern, Georgia, and other fine schools with renowned journalism programs."
Since opening its doors more than 40 years ago, the Hall School of Journalism and Communication has developed a strong reputation for preparing students in a high quality, academically rigorous program that includes a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience. The Hall school offers majors in multimedia journalism, broadcast journalism or communication arts. Public relations, advertising, media performance, photojournalism and sports information contracts are also offered. In addition, the Hall School also offers a Master's degree in Strategic Communications.
Students in the Hall School benefit from hands-on experience through opportunities to work with student media, including The Tropolitan, the University's student newspaper; Troy University Public Radio; and TrojanVision, the University's television station that includes three live, student-run newscasts a day.
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) is the world's largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession. RTDNA members include local and network news executives, news directors, producers, reporters, digital news professionals, as well as educators and students. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, RTDNA works to protect the rights of electronic journalists in the courts and legislatures throughout the country, promotes ethical standards in the industry, provides members with training and education and honors outstanding work in the profession.