UA Departments of Journalism, Telecommunication and Film to Merge

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences will begin the process of merging its department of journalism and its department of telecommunication and film in fall 2016.

The new department will be named the department of journalism and creative media.

The merger comes as a result of the College’s strategic planning efforts that began in the summer of 2014. The overall goals of the merger are to better serve the educational mission of the departments and respond to disciplinary and professional trends in the field of communication and information sciences.

No faculty, staff or academic degrees will be eliminated as a result of this merger.


Hailey Grace Steele, communication specialist,, 205/348-6416