Broadcast journalism teaches students how to use audio and video equipment to broadcast news, and how to communicate across platforms to disseminate news. It is an integral part of the journalism 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. Students also learn, apply and practice traditional journalism techniques such as researching, interviewing, reporting, writing, and editing. Students become proficient in finding, evaluating, interpreting, and reporting on public issues, data, documents, and public records in order to develop objective news stories in accepted journalistic style.
Completion time: 60 semester hours required for the major and 120 hours required for graduation
Accreditation: Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication