Broadcasting and Journalism

Welcome to Broadcasting & Journalism

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The department of Broadcasting and Journalism offers a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting, Sports Broadcasting, and Journalism. Students in the program study curriculum designed to meet the challenges of media convergence by providing multi-platform production skills to students. Sports Broadcasting majors use a live sports truck with five HD cameras to air live programming on ESPN3, which gives them national exposure. Students in our news program, NEWS3, produce award-winning, live newscasts, using a new HD TV studio and control room. Students also operate a broadcast radio station, WIUS-FM and work in a new iMac lab dedicated to providing the latest in technologies. Journalism majors complete coursework in three areas: News/Editorial, Public Relations, and Advertising.

The department has an excellent internship program that provides students with learning opportunities in professional settings around the world. Our alumni are working in various fields of media. The third floor of Sallee Hall reflects the pride we have in our alumni!


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