Broadcasting and 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.


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