Broadcast journalism is an integral part of our profession requiring highly specialized skills and training. In the world of converged media, broadcast new reaches into traditional radio and television media as well as into emerging digital media platforms, all the while adhering to accepted journalism standards and practices. With this option, students learn to use audio and video equipment to broadcast news, and how to communicate across platforms to disseminate news. Students learn, apply and practice traditional journalism techniques such as researching, interviewing, reporting, writing and editing. In addition, students learn the law, ethics and history as it applies to news media. Students in this option also learn to find, evaluate, interpret and report on public issues, data, documents and public records in order to gather, organize, and evaluate information used to develop objective news stories in accepted journalistic style.
Accreditation: Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication