Welcome to the CRI
The Communication Research Institute (CRI) of William Penn University is a semi-independent center for student-driven entrepreneurial study of issues in modern communication that cross boundaries of art, technology, and storytelling. Operated by the division of Digital Communication, it is first and foremost a place for active, practical learning and problem solving.
The mission of the CRI and the Division of Digital Communication is to prepare students for a broad spectrum of career opportunities available in today’s digitally oriented world. Graduates of the Digital Communication program are well-equipped for careers in a vast amount of media and art related fields including Television Production, Audio and Editing, News and Film Producer, Public Relations, Media Relations, Social Media Management, Corporate Communications, and many more. Students at the CRI are actively engaging in research studies built upon four pillars for academic advancement in media education: foundation, practicum, exploration and exposure.