Message from the Chair
Thom Storey is the chair of the Department of Media Studies. He has been at Belmont University since 1985. Thom hails from western New York and holds a B.A. in Journalism from St. Bonaventure University and an M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University.He also participated in the Media Management program at the prestigious Poynter Institute. He has more than 20 years of professional journalism experience in addition to teaching and research.
At Belmont, students don't merely study the media, they become practitioners in their respective fields. First-year students are immersed in practical media courses in their first semester, whether it be reporting, video production or public relations. Students can hone their skills working on the staff of our campus media, all housed in this department. Many of our students are equipped to undertake professional internships after their second year. The majority complete at least two internships prior to graduation. This enables our graduates to build personal portfolios that give them an edge in the job market upon graduation.