Broadcast Journalism

Department of Literature, Journalism and Modern Languages
Department of Communication and Theatre

Are you always up-to-date with the happenings around the world? Do you have a passion to find stories and present the truth? You might be the perfect broadcast journalism major.

Broadcast journalism involves writing, editing, producing, directing, and reporting news and information. You may find yourself anchoring the evening TV news, directing, sports reporting, or interviewing celebrities for a radio feature story.


PLNUs broadcast journalism major is offered jointly by the Department of Literature, Journalism, and Modern Languages and the Department of Communication and Theatre. You'll take writing and communication courses where you'll learn to communicate your ideas effectively. Coursework for broadcast journalism majors typically includes media communication, news writing, ethics and law, and workshops in radio, television, newspaper, and electronic media. Your professors know the field and many are practicing journalists.

Special Features

  • Internship programs with local newspapers, magazines, TV stations, and radio stations
  • KPLR, PLNU's campus radio station
  • PLNU's news show, Channel 23
  • The Point Weekly
  • Faculty have been published in the New York Times, Boston Globe, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Westways, and Boston Magazine; and scholarly journals, French Studies, Princeton University Library Chronicle, and Journal of Mass Media Ethics.
  • Employers around the country tell us regularly that the PLNU broadcast journalism distinctive is that our graduates are writers and thinkers, who excel in any form of journalism - whether it's broadcast, print, or electronic.

Career Opportunities

  • Graduate school
  • Producer
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Reporter
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Careers in TV, film, radio, magazines, public relations, law, business, and education