Department of Broadcasting & Journalism

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WIU freshmen Collin Miller and John Ott

interview NASCAR driver Miguel Paludo.

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Students can get involved right away.

Freshmen talk about sports on WIUS-FM.

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Sports Broadcasters produce a weekly

TV show highlighting local sports.

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Student Danny Frey and head football coach Charlie Fisher

on the set of the WIU football coach's show.

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Football sideline reporter Samantha Ralphs

during the first game of 2016.

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WIUS and NEWS3 students walk

in the 2016 Homecoming parade.

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Broadcasting major Mario Calero with his

NATPE Mid-America "Crystal Pillar" award for graphics and
NEWS3 news director Jasmine Crighton.

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Broadcasting students received six 1st place awards

four 2nd place awards and a scholarship from this year's
SINBA awards ceremony.

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Student members of the Western Advertising Federation

participated in national advertising competition.

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NEWS3 students provided

live coverage of the November election results.

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J.T. Grider gave

live election result updates from the NEWS3 newsroom.

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Reporter Megan Sanchez and Ryan Garity

were stationed in the Norine Hammond watch party.

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Using our new TalkShow device,

reporter Redrick Terry filed live reports from the John Curtis watch party.

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Journalism director Dr. Yong Tang

with students in the WIU chapter of Public Relations Student
Society of America (PRSSA).

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Journalism students

apply their classroom knowledge by covering real-world news.

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Journalism students

have an interactive Skype discussion about
branding with FCB Global executive Robb Hecht.

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Students get hands-on

learning opportunities in our High Definition
television control room and studio!

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Our award-winning

TV student newscast airs live Tuesdays and Thursday
afternoons at 4 p.m. on wiutv3 and the NEWS3 YouTube channel.

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Anchors Breanna Descourouez and Johnny Cather

open a newscast from our TV studios in Sallee Hall.

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Students begin learning studio production skills

early in their academic careers!

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Our anchors can appear in virtual TV sets

thanks to our NewTek Tricaster 8000!

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Meteorology majors or minors work as NEWS3 weather anchors

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Our students helped produce

a live commercial broadcast of the Quincy/
Quincy Notre Dame football game.

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Wiutv3 sports

covers home WIU baseball and softball games in the spring.

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Sports Broadcasting students

provide live feeds of home football games to ESPN3
and our new videoboard!

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Sports Broadcasting

students get great hands-on experience
broadcasting home Leatherneck basketball games.

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Watch every one of our student sports broadcasts on ESPN3!

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Our students announce

home football, volleyball, soccer, basketball,
softball and baseball games on radio and television.


Welcome to the Department of Broadcasting & Journalism

What's Happening?

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!

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