“I’ve hired three reporters from Baylor for our news team, and I love the DNA of your broadcast journalism graduates. They get really good on-the-job training in your program, and then are ready to contribute as soon as they get here. Send me more!” – Matt Templeman, KEZI-TV News Director & Anchor, Eugene, OR
In 2022 Baylor added a new sequence to the JPRNM curriculum, offering students the opportunity to specialize in broadcast journalism. The sequence was launched in response to expanding student interest and a continuous nationwide search by television stations to find qualified employees.
In this program, you’ll learn how to develop and pitch story ideas, shoot video, conduct interviews, and write, voice and edit compelling broadcast and digital stories that can make a difference! Advanced Broadcast Reporting & Producing will also address the most severe shortage in broadcasting: producers with solid news judgment who can build a strong newscast that attracts and retains viewers.
In addition to core journalism classes that establish a strong foundation for communication skills, we will offer three classes required for broadcast journalism majors:
Broadcast Writing and Reporting – gathering, critically processing and enterprising journalism that produces compelling storytelling and video.
Videography for Broadcast Journalism – Capturing video that enhances strong storytelling for broadcast news packages and features.
Advanced Broadcast Reporting & Producing – Focuses on developing strong characters and storytelling skills utilizing multimedia content.
A broadcast minor is also under review and more information will be available when it is approved.
Students from these classes will be prepared to apply for positions with Lariat TV News in the Baylor Student Media department. For more information on LTVN and The Baylor Lariat, click here: https://www.baylor.edu/studentmedia/