In the Broadcast Journalism major, students learn performance skills in front of the camera, cutting edge editing and production techniques behind the scenes, as well as scriptwriting, reporting, editing and news analysis skills.
Union graduates are in positions to influence the broadcast media. Alumni hold positions at Fox News and Top 50 Market stations across the country. Positions in Christian media are also held by graduates at Focus on the Family and the International Mission Board. Union broadcast journalism graduates have won four local and regional Emmy Awards.
During the year, Union students produce Jackson 24/7, a daily live news program and Union Bulldog Basketball games. Students have also had internship opportunities with the Boston Red Sox, “Jeopardy!,” Fox News Channel, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and “Good Morning America.”
If you are interested in the Broadcast Journalism major, please contact, Professor Steve Beverly.
Broadcast Journalism Major: 48 hours (16 classes)
Required Courses: 36 hours (12 classes)
Professional Electives: Select 12 hours (4 classes) from
the articulation of ideas through learning how to “see” light, capturing the moment, documentary photography, portraiture, fashion, food, architecture, advertising, and sports. It will also stress exploring a fresh view of the commonplace, maintaining high standards of visual communication and understanding the relationship between words, photographs, and design. Credit Hours: 3. Pre-requisites: COM 236. Offered in the Fall and Spring.
Minor in Broadcast Journalism: 21 hours (7 classes)
A. Required Courses: COM 120, 121, 220, 236, 352—15 hours (5 classes)
B. Professional Electives: Select 6 Elective hours (including 3 upper level hours) (2 classes) from COM 230, 245, 347, 406, 415