Department of Broadcasting & Journalism

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Broadcasting major Mario Calero

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

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Seven WIU finalists in the 2015 SINBA competition-the most of any school in Illinois!

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WIU Mock Presidential Election

Broadcasting and Journalism students interview
candidate representative on the final night.

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WIU Mock Presidential Election

Coverage aired live on wiutv3 and was streamed live on the NEWS3 YouTube channel.

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Students Samantha Ralphs and Ryan Garrity

were among those that provided live TV coverage of
the WIU Mock Presidential Election.

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Spring 2015 Honors graduates

Andrew Bacon, Shanae Glasgow, and Jeff Marta
with chair Dr. Buzz Hoon.

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NEWS3 staffers

Mario Calero, Anamile Zuniga, Colleen Judge,
Emily Manley,and Johnny Cather.

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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

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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Football sideline reporter

Matt Langman during the first football game of 2015.

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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