Come LEARN. LIVE. LEAD. with the Mass Communication Department!

Welcome to the Mass Communication Department. We hope you’ll get a sense of the excitement our department’s students and faculty share in our unique south Louisiana setting. We invite you to come LEARN, LIVE, LEAD, with us!


Come study in a nationally accredited department that offers an intense and culturally diverse learning environment where you can dig down deep and discover your full potential.


Come live in a department that is like no other! Our department is known on campus for its family-like atmosphere.


Come and be part of an education with a strong emphasis on the applying classroom skills and learning to be a professional. Our students can work for the campus television station, radio station, yearbook, newspaper and literary magazine.

Come join us on OUR way to building your career! Please feel free to contact me about questions you may have about our department or Nicholls State University.



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MACO 322 ShowcaseMACO 322 Publication Design for Mass Communication
Spring 2016
MACO 321 ShowcaseMACO 321 Information Technology for Mass Communication
Spring 2016




salbaradoLawrence “Sonny” Albarado | 2012-2013 national president of the Society of Professional Journalists and projects and city editor at The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Mabile.jpgTresha Mabile | journalist and independent documentary filmmaker. Her work has aired on National Geographic, Discovery, CNN, A&E and the History Channel.
Wells.jpgKen Wells | runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in reporting in 1982 and has written five novels and three books of non-fiction. Currently he is with an investigative unit of Bloomberg News.



  • March 14, 2013 at 11:36 am
    Who: Sonny Albarado, president of Society of Professional Journalists & editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette What: Speaking on "Journalism Today" When: Tuesday, March 19 at 9 a.m. Where: Le Bijou Theater By Dr. Al Delahaye Sonny Albarado is a busy man The Nicholls alumnus is the national president of the 103-year-old, 8,500-member Society of Professional Journalists, which promotes excellence in journalism and defends First Amendment freedoms. He is also a top editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock with a circulation greater than that of the Times-Picayune. He will speak on "Journalism Today" at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Le Bijou Theater under the sponsorship of the Nicholls SPJ student chapter, one of about 300 professional and student chapters across the nation, He will also answer audience questions. How does he maintain such a busy schedule? "I've got a good boss," he says, "and the publisher is an SPJ member." Back in the early 1970s, he was well-known across the campus as the Nicholls Worth's passionate but controversial editor. He aggressively opposed racial segregation by off-campus nightclubs and hair and dress regulations in force on campus. In a year or so, he and student body president Ken Wells and a few other student leaders got the changes they wanted. Author and journalist Wells remembers Albarado as "a short guy with frizzy '60s hair but a huge presence on campus." Today Albarado is bald and a huge presence among…...
  • March 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm
    Sixteen Mass Communication students attended a Career Workshop on October 1st at WDSU-TV in New Orleans. The event was sponsored by the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). The students heard a panel discussion from nine top local TV broadcasters from the New Orleans area. The students also received a station tour of WDSU. Nicholls had the highest turnout of any school attending the workshop....
  • November 16, 2009 at 1:37 pm
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  • November 5, 2009 at 9:44 am
    William Heck, Broadcast Journalism, Margaret Jones, Public Relations, and Jennifer Smith, Public Relations were three of thirteen students from the College of Arts & Sciences elected into the Who's Who 2009 - 2010 edition....
  • November 5, 2009 at 9:39 am
    STEPHANIE DETILLIER, spring 2006, who holds a teaching assistantship at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, won first place in the Missouri Press Association feature writing category for a feature  she wrote for the Columbia Missourian....