Communications and Journalism

Associate Degree. Transfer.

About the program:

Kilgore College has one of the most outstanding communications and journalism programs in the nation and offers both general education and an array of communications courses to prepare students for transfer to universities offering Advertising/Public Relations, Journalism/Mass Communication, and Radio & Television Broadcasting/Broadcast Journalism programs.

The Flare:

The Flare is Kilgore College's award-winning student-produced weekly campus newspaper. The Flare consistently wins top honors in competitions, including those of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, the Texas Community College Journalism Association, the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, and Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Flare students have won more than 1,000 individual awards for their writing, designs and photographs. Its website,, allows students to post stories, photos and video throughout the week and provides students training in digital media. In addition, the The Flare Magazine is produced each spring, containing narrative stories and black-and-white photographs. The Flare and Ranger Yearbook have been stepping stones to success for hundreds of KC alumni who have become outstanding writers, editors and photojournalists.

Course information:

Photo by Adriana Cisneros Emerson, The Flare Article by Rainy Harrison, ... Read Article

KC sophomore Lucas Strough of Longview took home first place in Print News Writing and The Flare newspaper staff received an Honorable Mention in the Best of Show (Div. 2) competition during this... Read Article

The Flare newspaper won sweepstakes for the 30th time in the last 31 years at the Texas Community College Journalism Association’s (TCCJA) annual fall meeting and competition Oct. 6-7 at the... Read Article

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Communications and Journalism:

Schlunda Hall
Support Specialist
Arts and Mathematical Sciences
(903) 983-8222
Old Main Building (OMAIN), 102
Jeanine Tagg
Department Chair
Instructor, Speech
"Communications, Theatre & Visual Arts"
(903) 983-8176
Comm. & Automotive Bldg. (COMMA), 106