BA or BS in Communication, Emphasis in Broadcast Journalism

Mass communication scholar Marshall McLuhan wrote in 1964, "The medium is the message." This idea that the media through which we communicate influences the messages still holds true today. A Communication and broadcast journalism degree from ENMU equips students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to thrive in the dynamic field of broadcasting.

Similar to print journalism, broadcasting has experienced significant transformations over the past century. Radio and television networks emerged in the early 1900s, and now journalists are facing the rapid growth of 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 because we provide students with practical experiences during their first semester of coursework. First-year students can work both in front of the camera and as behind-the-scenes producers or directors. You will gain hands-on experience in various roles, such as anchor, writer, director, and producer, for the student news broadcast News 3 New Mexico on KENW-TV. KENW reaches an extensive audience throughout eastern New Mexico and West Texas.

Faculty and Advising

The Department of Communication faculty is committed to responsible academic advising. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with the 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 Fine Arts 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 Arts or 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.


Patricia Dobson

Dr. Patricia Dobson

Chair, Department of Communication; Professor of Communication; Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Communication Center (COM), Room 100

Phone: 575.562.2130


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