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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Broadcast Journalism Major, B.A.

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Broadcast Journalism is a program that focuses on the methods and techniques for reporting, producing, and delivering news and news programs via radio, television, and video/film media; and that prepares individuals to be professional broadcast journalists, editors, producers, directors, and managers. The program includes instruction in the principles of broadcast technology; broadcast reporting; on- and off-camera and microphone procedures and techniques; program, sound, and video/film editing; program design and production; media law and policy; and professional standards and ethics.

Department Core

Students take a 12-credit hour core in Journalism and Media Production that consists of the following courses.

Broadcast Core

After completing the departmental core and the portfolio review, students then take a Broadcast Core of 24 credit hours consisting of the following courses. This core includes the Senior Experience course, Ethical and Legal Issues in Journalism.

Students may choose either Producing the TV Newscast OR Workshop in Radio Production in the core. Students also may choose either Advanced TV Production OR Advanced Radio Production. If they take both courses in either case, the second course will count among Broadcast Electives.

Total for Major: 45 credit hours

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