Tyler Junior College

Tyler Junior College, the community's college since 1926


Communications / Journalism

The primary purpose of the Communications Department is to provide students seeking associate degree or transfer credit training in the history and future of media, as well as experience in writing new stories, editing copy, designing newspaper pages, shooting and editing video, designing ads, exercising sound news judgment and gaining a basic understanding of the First Amendment rights of all Americans, media ethics and media law. An additional purpose is to provide the school newspaper and web site as student-centered, hands-on learning experiences.


  • Journalism/Mass Communications (AA) - Field of Study
  • Advertising/PR (AA) - Field of Study
  • Radio/TV Broadcasting (AA) - Field of Study
  • Speech (AA) - Field of Study

Associated TJC Organizations


  • Laura Krantz
  • Rachel Jennische

Adjunct Faculty

  • Jeanie Carter
  • Jeanette Germany
  • Danny Mogle
  • Veronica Smith
  • Coleman Swierc
  • Leo Wong
Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/communications

Communications Contact Information

Laura Krantz
Department Chair
Office: Potter 204

Email: lkra@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2335

Advising contact: 903-510-2425