Whether you prefer to be the face of a news story, or work your magic behind the camera, this program will set you up for a successful career in the field of Broadcast Journalism. What’s more, you’ll be taught from a Christian perspective, helping you to sort through the complex ethical issues that today’s journalists face.Broadcast Journalism is a concentration within Multimedia Studies. At Olivet, you can:
Benefit from the skills and knowledge of professors who are already successful in the professional world.
Additional OpportunitiesSpend an advanced, experiential semester at the Washington Journalism Center (WJC) on Capitol Hill. Develop your professional news skills and think through the implications of being a Christian working in the news media in a city that is home to the powerful and the powerless.Become a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s official honor society.InternshipsThis major requires you to complete an internship. Check out our recommendations or find your own exciting opportunities.Previous internships include:Chicago: ABC News; Fox News; CLTV (Chicagoland Television News); SRN (Sports Radio Network); Comcast Sports Network; and others.Across the country: ABC News, Boston, Dallas and Champaign, Ill.; CBS News, South Bend, Ind., and Champaign, Ill.; Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions; Fox Sports Network and Fox News, St. Louis; CMT (Country Music Television), Nashville; NBC News, Milwaukee and Cincinnati; Camp TV, Carrollton, Texas; PBS, Indianapolis; and others.CareersIf you:
then a degree in broadcast journalism may be just what you’re looking for!Possible broadcast journalism careers: assistant producer, producer, Internet producer, announcer, program director, reporter, news analyst, news anchor, newscaster, assistant news director, news director, assignment editor, sports announcer, camera operatorBroadcast Journalism is part of the Department of Communication, within the School of Professional Studies.
Gain valuable experience working for Access ONU, Olivet's campus news magazine.
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