Department of Broadcasting & Journalism
WIU Broadcasting Students Win
IBS Award for Best TV Newscast in the Nation
Department Alumni Board
We take pride in where our graduates are working in the business!
WIU freshmen Collin Miller and John Ott
interview NASCAR driver Miguel Paludo.
Students can get involved right away.
Freshmen talk about sports on WIUS-FM.
Sports Broadcasters produce a weekly
TV show highlighting local sports.
Student Danny Frey and head football coach Charlie Fisher
on the set of the WIU football coach's show.
Football sideline reporter Samantha Ralphs
during the first game of 2016.
WIUS and NEWS3 students walk
in the 2016 Homecoming parade.
Broadcasting major Mario Calero with his
NATPE Mid-America "Crystal Pillar" award for graphics and
NEWS3 news director Jasmine Crighton.
Broadcasting students received six 1st place awards
four 2nd place awards and a scholarship from this year's
SINBA awards ceremony.
Student members of the Western Advertising Federation
participated in national advertising competition.
NEWS3 students provided
live coverage of the November election results.
J.T. Grider gave
live election result updates from the NEWS3 newsroom.
Reporter Megan Sanchez and Ryan Garity
were stationed in the Norine Hammond watch party.
Using our new TalkShow device,
reporter Redrick Terry filed live reports from the John Curtis watch party.
Journalism director Dr. Yong Tang
with students in the WIU chapter of Public Relations Student
Society of America (PRSSA).
apply their classroom knowledge by covering real-world news.
have an interactive Skype discussion about
branding with FCB Global executive Robb Hecht.
Students get hands-on
learning opportunities in our High Definition
television control room and studio!
TV student newscast airs live Tuesdays and Thursday
afternoons at 4 p.m. on wiutv3 and the NEWS3 YouTube channel.
Anchors Breanna Descourouez and Johnny Cather
open a newscast from our TV studios in Sallee Hall.
Students begin learning studio production skills
early in their academic careers!
Our anchors can appear in virtual TV sets
thanks to our NewTek Tricaster 8000!
Meteorology majors or minors work as NEWS3 weather anchors
Our students helped produce
a live commercial broadcast of the Quincy/
Quincy Notre Dame football game.
covers home WIU baseball and softball games in the spring.
Sports Broadcasting students
provide live feeds of home football games to ESPN3
and our new videoboard!
students get great hands-on experience
broadcasting home Leatherneck basketball games.
Watch every one of our student sports broadcasts on ESPN3!
Our students announce
home football, volleyball, soccer, basketball,
softball and baseball games on radio and television.