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Department of Journalism and Media Production

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Department of Journalism and Media Production
Student Services, Murrow 226

Associate Professor (Career track/Scholar) and Chair, B. Shors; Professors, L. Pintak, A. Tan; Associate Professor, E. Hindman; Assistant Professors, J. Foley, J. Henrichsen, B. Irom; Associate Professors (Career track/ Scholar), M. Marcelo, L. Waananen-Jones; Assistant Professors (Career track/Scholar), A. Boggs, M. Loveless, S. Pande, W. Raney, K. Rhoden, R. Taflinger; Assistant Professors (Career track/Teaching), G. Bedoyan, W. Loftus.

Students earning a degree in Journalism and Media Production will be prepared to join the many exciting and rapidly evolving careers in traditional and new media. Our courses balance conceptual understanding, critical thinking, ethical principles, and hands-on skill development. Our labs and studios include industry-standard equipment and software. Students with a passion for writing, reporting, creating, producing, learning, and presenting will have ample opportunities to develop their natural talents.


Broadcast News: Learn to film, write, report, anchor, and edit news content for television, radio, and online platforms. Career Options: television anchor; sports or entertainment broadcast reporter; digital content producer; radio reporter. 


Broadcast Production: Learn to produce, direct, and operate complex video equipment for multi-camera sports, news, music performances, and other reality-based programs in the studio or at large outdoor venues. Career options: Television or film producer; director; production management; film and video editor.


Multimedia Journalism: Learn about the news writing from features to sports and investigations, as well as how to produce online video and audio stories. Career options: Reporter; editor; magazine writer; photojournalist; digital content producer; podcaster.   


Media and Technology: Learn to communicate effectively through speaking, writing, and the use of media technology to create effective messages for organizations and audiences. Career options: Media Researcher, Media technician, Media specialist, Manager of Technology.


Minor in Sport Communication: Learn how to communicate sports to mass media audiences with hands-on skills and a theoretical foundation. 


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