Virginia Commonwealth University was created in 1968 through the merger of two existing public institutions, the Richmond Professional Institute (RPI) and the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). VCU established the School of Mass Communications in 1978 to prepare students for successful professional careers in the mass media and in the professions of advertising, journalism and public relations. The new school offered four sequences: news-editorial (print journalism), electronic media (broadcast journalism), advertising and public relations. George T. Crutchfield was the School’s first director, having previously served as chair of the journalism department. A Master of Science degree in mass communications was added to the undergraduate degree offerings in 1977. A strategic public relations master’s track was approved in 2004-2005 and admitted its first cohort in 2005-2006. A multimedia journalism master’s track was approved in 2007-2008 and admitted its first cohort in 2008-2009. In 2007, the school partnered with the VCU Department of English and the freestanding School of the Arts to offer an innovative interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Media, Art and Text (MATX) that admitted its first students in 2007-2008.
The following is the list of scholars from The Robertson School of Media and Culture who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of articles by scholars from The Robertson School of Media and Culture that are published in OMICS International journals.