Broadcast Journalism | Langston University

Broadcast Journalism

Communications

MISSION

The Communications programs educate students to be ethical, credible, accountable, fair and well-rounded media professionals. We prepare students to compete in the global world with integrity and to embrace life-long learning to enhance their career goals. We train students in the technical, hands-on activities of the field so that they can produce visually competent material with strength and impact. We encourage students to be active participants in their communities and critically use the media as well as produce media messages. The faculty, staff, and administrative component of the Communication programs work collectively to promote teaching, training, and scholarly pursuits.

OBJECTIVES & GOALS

1. To provide a broad spectrum of courses in radio, television, journalism, theatre arts, and speech which will prepare students for employment in the electronic and print media, theatre, and related areas in industry in urban settings and for admission to graduate school;

2. To develop effective oral and written communication skills by requiring writing labs and English and speech courses beyond General Education requirements;

3. To undergird coursework with experiential training in the TV studio, KALU-FM Radio Station, photography lab, Interactive TV, public relations office, News Bureau, Dust Bowl Theatre, Pollard Theatre, Langston Gazette office, Langston Lion office and through required 8- or 14-week internships in urban areas.