Broadcasting and Journalism

Welcome to Broadcasting & Journalism

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The Department of Broadcasting and Journalism offers a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting and Journalism. The curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive program for students wanting to work in today’s media. All of our students have a foundation in basic media history, production, and delivery before focusing in Sports Broadcasting, Multimedia Journalism, Broadcast Production, and Advertising/Public Relations. They also receive valuable hands-on experience and mentorship in our program. Students produce programming for ESPN and wiutv3 using state-of-the-art, high-definition television facilities and operate an FM broadcast station, WIUS. Graduates of the program enter various careers in television, radio, sports broadcasting, advertising, public relations and post-production operations, including directing, producing, reporting, on-air talent programming, sales, advertising, sports and post-production. Our students are winning state, regional and national competitions and receiving important recognition that separates them from others seeking internships and jobs.

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How Western Illinois University (WIU) Trains the Next Generation of Broadcast Journalists