Panola College classes in Communications provide instruction in the fundamentals of effective and persuasive public speaking, good writing, critical thinking, and thoughtful analysis. Courses include:

  • Public Speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Media Writing
  • Photography
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • News Gathering & Writing

Speech Communications - Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications courses are options within the Core Curriculum for students seeking an associate degree from Panola College, or a bachelor's degree from a university. These course options help students develop confidence and skill in preparing and delivering presentations and speeches, and offer learning opportunities related to communication among individuals and groups, including intercultural awareness.

The Pony Express - Now completely online at, the first edition of the Panola College newspaper, The Pony Express, was published on October 28, 1948. Now published as an online newspaper, updated daily, The Pony Express remains the primary source for news, features, editorials and personality profiles about Panola College students and faculty. In addition, the publication documents campus activities and events for historical reference. 

Communications -- Journalism courses at two-year universities now have the COMM prefix, indicating Communications. The incredible transformation of journalism over the past decade has led colleges and universities to revise curriculum to embrace new technologies, including social media. Students in Communication courses at Panola College learn how to write for print, broadcast, and website media outlets. They also learn about photojournalism and video storytelling. The immersive learning includes opportunities to write and produce video for Panola College, primarily through The Pony Express.