B.A. in Broadcast Journalism

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  • Course description

    If you feel envious when you see an announcer talking on TV, or look with longing at the high-tech stage on CNN … than consider majoring in broadcast journalism

    Of course, while the person behind the microphone might be the most visible, there are dozens more people working support roles for the show. Whether you are interested in going on-air or working behind the scenes, Lewis University's Broadcast Journalism program will help you learn what you need to know.

    As a major in Broadcast Journalism, you will develop skills in writing, reporting and production. You will also learn about today's cutting-edge technological developments that are shaping the world of journalism. Plus, you will get to strengthen your own skills with hands-on participation at the WLRA radio station and the Lewis University Television Network. 


    Total Credit Hours: 128
    Major Credit Hours: 51

    The Broadcast Journalism major is designed for students seeking careers in broadcast journalism. Students acquire the writing, reporting and production skills required of the broadcast journalist, as well as obtain the skills required to use new technologies, such as the Internet, electronic papers and multimedia. Students also have the opportunity to work on the WLRA radio station and the Lewis University Television Network.

    I. Core Courses (45)
    10-100 Introduction to Mass Media (3)
    10-105 Introduction to Journalism (3)
    10-119 Introduction to Radio (3)
    10-125 Newswriting and Reporting (3)
    10-220 Television Production (3)
    10-365 Broadcast Writing (3)
    10-366 Broadcast Reporting (3)
    10-368 Electronic Newsgathering (3)
    10-400 Mass Media Law (3)
    10-452 Advanced Television News (3)
    10-454 Video Tape Editing (3)
    10-456 Mass Media Research Methods (3)
    10-457 Nonlinear Editing (3)
    10-480 Mass Media Ethics (3)
    10-498 Internship (3)

    II. Six credit hours of advisor-approved electives within the department. (6)

    III. The advanced writing requirement is fulfilled by the completion of 10-400 Mass Media Law with a minimum grade of "C."

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