If you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of viewing the journalism.okstate.edu homepage, I am truly sorry. It was an experiment with Joomla hacks gone awry. Luckily, I was given the go-ahead to redo the site entirely, and you can see the result for yourself at media.okstate.edu (the School of Journalism and Broadcasting is now the School of Media and Strategic Communications).
In addition to aligning more with Oklahoma State University’s brand standards on the web, the resulting site is one that is much easier to navigate and much more appealing to prospective students. All the information they need about a degree plan can be easily accessed from the same page – no more digging around for information! And the updated photos and new videos make the site look like it belongs to a school of media. The next two phases of the site will be to add features for existing students, then for alumni.
Of course there’s still work to be done on this puppy. Maria Zhang, a graduate student at SMSC, is now in charge of the website and we’ll be working together from afar to get fixes and updates made. I also want to heap some praise on the team of students who worked to get much of the photos, video, and copy done: Sam Durbin, Marissa Chavez, Cal Garbe, Jordan Nelson, Raya Greenbaum, Taylor Gibbons, Stephanie Rowe, Brian Smith, and Britteny Wandel.
So do me a favor and go check it out! If you find any bugs or broken links, or just want to give feedback, feel free to leave them in the comments below or email me.