Broadcast Journalism

News Anchor on Camera

The Broadcast Journalism concentration of the Broadcasting program prepares graduates to produce news with an accurate creation and delivery of news content through electronic multi-platforms including radio, television, and online formats.  Students will learn how to research, investigate, and create news content by developing skills in writing, interviewing, photography, and editing audio and video for on-air delivery.  The impact and interaction of media in a diverse community through media research will be studied.  Students will also identify the characteristics of a target audience for content creation and civic engagement.  Graduates will be prepared for employment as Video Journalists and Producers, and/or transfer to baccalaureate programs.

The VU Advantage
Students in the Broadcast Journalism concentration will produce the nightly newscast, write, shoot, and edit stories in HD for the newscast and web for WVUB and WVUT.  Students will deliver stories as a video journalist.  They will also be effective communicators of news and sports stories through the use of social media.  Broadcast Journalism delivers content through the use of multi-platforms in electronic media.

Employment Potential and History of Success
VU graduates of Broadcasting are working at networks including CNN, ESPN, and Fox Sports 1.  Because of the hands-on training with modern HD digital equipment in audio and video production graduates are working in many markets throughout Indiana and the country in news, sports, weather, sales, production, education, and radio announcing.  Graduates from this program are trained to work in many different media areas.  Their broad background with learned skills makes them ideal candidates for employment.

Learn more about the courses required for the Career/Technical Broadcasting-Broadcast Journalism major.

Learn more about the courses required for the Transfer Broadcasting-Broadcast Journalism major.

Contact the Broadcasting Program Chair at 812.888.5358 or broadcasting@vinu.edu for more information about this program.