With practical experience and academic preparation in a small, intimate environment, you will leave Baker with the confidence to communicate and to create.
Student newspaper claims another All-Kansas Award
The Baker Orange claimed Kansas Associated Collegiate Press' award for four-year private colleges. Read More
Baker Orange Online earned its first national Pacemaker Award at the Associated Collegiate Press and National College Media Convention in Chicago. Read More
Baker mass media students have a multitude of opportunities for involvement in and out of the classroom, including KNBU-TV, KNBU-FM, and The Baker Orange Newspaper.
The mass media major is all about career preparation; students work in all areas of the media and complete internships for a variety of businesses.
Our program offers you the opportunity to contribute to award-winning, student-run print and online newspapers and radio and TV stations, as well as a strong sports broadcasting program
Kristin Bock, who earned a degree in mass media in '05, interviews Peter Vermes, manager of Sporting Kansas City. In addition to serving as a sideline reporter, Bock is also is manager of the Sporting Club Network. Read More
W. Joe Watson
I spent 15 years in television news as a reporter, producer, executive producer and managing editor. My television work was nominated for four Emmy awards, and I won the award twice. After leaving TV I worked in media relations for four years for an organization in Cleveland, Ohio.
While working on my master's degree at the University of Akron I was asked to teach a class, and it changed my life. That steered me into academia and my current role at Baker. In addition to advising the campus radio and television stations, I teach a variety of broadcasting courses, public relations courses, mass media theory, mass media research methods and senior seminar.
My research interests include broadcast news, media effects on society, media portrayals of minorities, and global media systems.
- B.A., Broadcast Communication and Political Science, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan., 1988
- M.A., Public Relations, the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 2001
- Ph.D., Mass Media and Organizational Communication, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2005