Broadcast Journalism

Program of Study

Mass communication scholar Marshall McLuhan wrote in 1964, "The medium is the message." This pithy observation – that the mediums through which we communicate shape the content of the messages transmitted through them – still holds true today. With a major in broadcast journalism from ENMU, you will receive both the theoretical and skill-based training you need to excel in the exciting field of broadcasting.

Much like with traditional print journalism, the field of broadcasting has undergone a number of shifts during the past century, from the birth of radio and television broadcast networks in the first half of the 1900s to the more recent explosion in digital and Internet technology.

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Hands-On Opportunities

When you major in broadcast journalism at ENMU, you learn core skills all broadcast journalists need to work in radio and television, and you receive additional training to prepare you for new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for this dynamic field. Our program is unique in comparison to other broadcasting programs throughout the state and region because you have the opportunity to work with professional studio equipment – both in front of the camera and as behind-the-scenes producers or directors – during your very first semester of coursework. You'll receive hands-on experience as an anchor, writer, director and producer for the televised student news broadcast News 3 New Mexico on KENW-TV, which reaches an extensive audience throughout eastern New Mexico and West Texas.

Faculty and Advising

The Department of Communication faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise. The University also has a reputable record regarding student success in the broadcast journalism field.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans, and work-study offered University-wide, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers scholarships for current students. Additionally, many ENMU students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

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Career Opportunities

When you major in broadcast journalism at ENMU, you can look forward to careers including:

  • News anchor
  • Talk show host
  • News director
  • Weather announcer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Technical director
  • Reporter

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis in broadcast journalism degree, including the courses you will take when you're a broadcast journalism major at Eastern.

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