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Communication Media: Concentration Journalism

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Why Study Journalism

Potential students for this program come from a broad variety of backgrounds. Potential interests include: writing, video production, TV broadcasting, radio broadcasting, film production, audio production, content creation, podcasting.

Journalists are increasingly in demand across the communication industry. Our program will provide you with hands on experience from the day you step on campus. Learn all aspects of craft of journalism and make connections to local and national news producers. Or, take what you’ve learned and strike out on your own as a freelance content creator. Our program aims to help you build your portfolio and have you ready to create the day your graduate.

Our faculty have decades of collective experience in the broadcast industry. Learn from faculty with experiences including: radio station operator and manager, documentary film producer, journalist, news producer, filmmaker, and podcast producer.

What will I Learn

Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements

Communication Media: Journalism (B.A.) Sample 4 Year Plan

Communication Media: Journalism (B.S.) Sample 4 Year Plan

General Education Core

Sarah Eskildson poses outside MMC

Sarah Eskildson

Journalism and Sociology major

Eskildson put the skills she learned at Austin Peay to good use, interning with Free for Life International, an organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking in Nepal.

Combining her passion for service with her skills as a writer, Eskildson interviewed survivors, telling their story across the group’s various platforms and raising awareness for their plight.

“My sociology background prepares me for the different communities and cultures I will encounter, and my communication degree equips me to spread the awareness about human trafficking and advocate to end the injustice.”