We offer professional training in journalism. We also seek to educate interested non-professionals who seek to become participating members of a knowledgeable audience. Additionally, through broadcast, print, and online productions, students and faculty of the program share their work with mass media audiences. MCOM 1300 Media and Society supports the UCA Core program’s emphasis on responsible living.

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Emphasis Areas: Broadcast, Print and Online
  • Minor (26 hours)
  • Program Coordinator: Mr. David Keith








Harry S. Ashmore Outstanding Student in Journalism Award

Harry S. Ashmore served as the executive editor of the Arkansas Gazette. He won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1958. Ashmore also served on the UCA Board of Trustees.

2022-23          Delaney Van Wilpe

2021-22          Addison Freeman

2020-21          Lauren McLemore

2019-20          Bronwyn Story

2018-19          Monica Sanders

2017-18          Monica Sanders

2016-17          Des’Ree Dallman

2015-16          Tyler Navas

2014-15          Peyton Olsen

2013-14          Spencer Griffin

2012-13          Callie France


Outstanding Print Student

2022-23          Bennett Tinnermon

2021-22          Addison Freeman


Outstanding Broadcast Student

2022-23           Berris Teague

2021-22          Brett Walker


Outstanding Online Student

2022-23          Edmund Burke

2021-22          ViviAnne Flora



Apply here for scholarships listed below.


Jerry Overton taught broadcast journalism at UCA between 2014 and 2018. He worked at several television and radio stations for over 40 years. His positions included news and sports anchor, reporter, talk show host, producer, sales manager and station manager. 

For full-time junior or senior students majoring in journalism with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above in both major and academic studies. Selection based on academic performance, demonstrated journalism development as shown by working in news, radio, TV internships/jobs and other related journalism activities. Student must have a strong desire to make journalism their profession.


  • WILL COUNTS JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP — For full-time students majoring in journalism who have completed 60 hours or more with a GPA of 2.5 or above. Consideration may be given to financial need.


  • MARSHALL DEAN DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP — For full-time freshmen students who are graduates of Booneville (Arkansas) High School pursuing a degree in English, history or journalism. Preference may be given to students with financial need.


  • FRED AND LILLIAN PETRUCELLI SCHOLARSHIP — For full-time students majoring in writing, journalism or theatre with a GPA of 2.75 or above. Selection may be based on financial need, potential and academic performance.


  • JOHN AND BETTY WARD SCHOLARSHIP — For full-time students majoring in journalism. Requires completion of 60 hours or more and cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above. Selection may be based on financial need, potential and academic performance.