Students in the Media Communication concentration are exposed to the social, legal, organizational, political and technological issues surrounding the modern media environment. Within the Media Communication concentration, students learn:
- How to think critically about media messages
- How the media might affect thoughts, feelings, and actions
- How media messages are produced and distributed
Courses in journalism are also featured in the Media Communication curriculum, including courses on general and advanced news reporting and editing. Issues of media ownership and convergence, new media technology and ethics are also explored, as well as a variety of special topics courses that reflect the expertise of the Media Communication faculty, such as courses on media psychology research and media management issues.
Young Harris College students have many opportunities to hone writing skills on campus. Enotah Echoes is a student-run newspaper that provides news coverage of the campus community. The operations of Enotah Echoes are completely student-run, which provides student staff members with an in-depth journalism experience designed to prepare them for careers in various aspects of the working media.