Knight School of Communication
Grounded in theory. Perfected in practice.
The Knight School of Communication develops students into creative communicators who become engaged citizens and leaders in the communities they serve. Alumni thrive in media industries, digital journalism, sports enterprise, public and community relations, corporate communication, law, human resources, government, and education.
With a strong foundational knowledge, Knight School graduates are sophisticated consumers and creators of communication messages, for our ever-changing and diverse world.
Our programs include practical training in traditional and emerging media forms, as well as critical training in communication studies. With a strong foundational knowledge, our graduates are sophisticated information analysts, with the ability to evaluate, reflect and act with a range of media forms in a variety of environments. Faculty here are mentors to students, as well as well-respected scholars and experts in various industries linked to the field of communication. Alumni thrive in such areas as journalism, media industries, advertising, public and community relations, law, human resources, sports enterprise, corporate communication, government and education.
Knight-Crane Hall, home to the Knight School of Communication, was renovated in 2016 and has established Queens as a national model for higher education's role in technological accessibility in communities. The renovation includes technology upgrades to create a state-of-the-art physical space to support the school's work as Charlotte's digital media hub. The building features innovative learning spaces, offices, and digital, video, audio and distance-learning capabilities.
recently published student works
With thousands of NC college students now online-only, where do they vote?
By Naomi-Tellez Duran, published in The Charlotte Observer
Democrats would extend help to half-a-million NC residents left out of Medicaid
By Elvis Menayese, published in QCityMetro
Charlotte Digital Inclusion Experts Outline Impact Of Election On Internet Access
By Margaret Thacker, published by WFAE (NPR affiliate)
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Director of Undergraduate Programs