Colgate alumni are some of today's most influential mass communications professionals and can be found at organizations such as Forbes, NBC, Fox Sports, ABC, CNN, and the Los Angeles Times.

Student Media Groups


Colgate's student-run campus newspaper is the oldest college weekly in the nation, with opportunities for students to learn and practice journalistic writing and editing, as well as layout and design. 

Maroon-News Online

WRCU 90.1 FM

Colgate's largest student group, the student-run radio station is located in the the 2,350 square-foot Blackmore Media Center. With opportunities to DJ, produce, and learn technology, students may explore all facets of radio broadcasting. 

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Academic Tracks

The film and media studies minor develops skills necessary to analyze new and emerging visual technologies and media. The program seeks a balance between history, theory, and practice.


Studying writing and rhetoric positions students to become critical language users, preparing them for postgraduate training and eventual careers in publishing, journalism, and other communications fields in an increasingly global society.


Powerful Alumni Contacts

Marketing, Media, and Communications Professional Network

One of Colgate’s 10 professional networks, the Marketing, Media, and Communications Professional Network connects alumni from related fields and provides dynamic career networking opportunities long after graduation. With regular get togethers across the country, the network also works to foster internship opportunities for current students, and to provide onramps for future employment.

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Notable Alumni

You may recognize the work of some of these influential communications professionals, all of whom are Colgate alumni:

  • Stephen Burke ’80: President and CEO, NBCUniversal
  • Chase Carey ’76: Executive Vice-Chairman, 21st Century Fox
  • Howard Fineman ’70: Global editorial director, AOL Huffington Post Media Group
  • Stephanie Rosenbloom ’97: Columnist for the Travel section, New York Times
  • Silvia Alvarez ’96: Vice president of marketing and communications, NY Law School
  • Jackie Oshry ’14: Social Media Manager, AOL