Broadcast Journalism

This program prepares students to enter the challenging and competitive field of radio and television news (traditional and online) as reporters or producers. As part of the coursework, students will produce the student-run television show, Hub City TV, and experience rolls in producing and both in front of and behind the camera.

MCJ Core (12 hrs):

MCJ 101 — Survey of Mass Communication
MCJ 102 — Introduction to Media Writing
MCJ 103 — Literacy Skills
MCJ 200 — Digital Media Production (MAC laptop required)
MCJ 454 — Media Law & Ethics

Broadcast Journalism Skills Sequence (14 hrs):
MCJ 300 — Multimedia Storytelling (Writing Intensive) 
MCJ 304, 304L — Broadcast Reporting I
MCJ 404, 404L — Broadcast Reporting II
MCJ 406 — Broadcast Journalism Workshop (Capstone)

MCJ Values Elective (6 hrs):
(Select two of the following)
MCJ 342 — History of Photography
MCJ 355 — Gender, Race and Media
MCJ 407 — Media Theory
MCJ 450 — History of Journalism
MCJ 455 — Media Ethics
MCJ 460 — Media Law
MCJ 461 — Mass Media History
MCJ 462 — Media Criticism
MCJ 463 — Media Management and Economics

MCJ Electives (3 - 6 hrs): 
Consult with your adviser for MCJ course options

Students wanting to pursue a major in broadcast journalism should stop by College Hall 106 to fill out the required paperwork. At that time, students will be assigned an adviser specific to the major for advisement. Questions about the program should be directed to Dr. Mary Sheffer, associate professor in broadcast journalism, through email at Mary.Sheffer@usm.edu or by calling 601.266.4258.