Broadcast journalists deliver the news to a mass audience—both nation-wide and around the world, via television, the radio, or the Internet. They are trusted figures that the public turns to for information. During political campaigns, economic downturns, social unrest, and other critical matters, broadcast journalists ensure that we, the audience, have the information we need in a timely and unbiased manner.
Whether you want to be a reporter with a local news agency, an anchor on a national news network, or a behind the scenes producer, director or editor, obtaining a broadcast journalism degree can help place you above the competition. You will gain the skills and training necessary to not only report the news, but to research, write, and perhaps even produce the news.
While obtaining a broadcast journalism degree, you will learn about the rights and responsibilities of journalists, and your courses will cover a wide range of topics, from composition and writing to research and analysis. Courses in new media, public speaking, and advanced English are also typical to a broadcast journalism education. Learn more about journalism degrees by requesting information from one of our schools.
Online Broadcast Journalism Degree
Whether you are looking to start a career in broadcast journalism, or wish to advance in your current line of work, obtaining an online broadcast journalism degree can set you on the path to an exciting and rewarding career. Learn more about our online broadcast journalism degree programs by requesting information from schools.
Benefits of an Online Broadcast Journalism Degree
Online learning allows you to study and complete homework when it is convenient for you. While there are still deadlines and timeframes that must be met, you have the ability to create your own schedule.
No job disruption
Adult professionals can have the flexibility of obtaining an online broadcast journalism education without taking a leave from their job. Others may have family matters at home that require their attention during the day, and therefore need to be able to complete coursework at night or on the weekend.
Access to instructors and other students online
An online degree combines flexibility with technology, so that meeting with instructors and fellow students can take place in an online environment, where you are still able to receive quality instruction and feedback on your work.
Broadcast Journalism Certificate
There are certificate programs for broadcast journalism, typically lasting one to two years that are offered at many institutions. Coursework will focus on technical skills such as camera work, digital video editing, and training in a multitude of media. Writing, research, editing, public speaking, and professional standards and ethics tend to be the core subject matter in a broadcast journalism certificate program. Certificate programs are a great way to secure entry level positions in broadcast journalism, or to refine skills you are already using in the workplace to perhaps further your career.