The Broadcast Journalism major at Minnesota State University Moorhead is designed for seekers and tellers of the truth who want to investigate, write, report, photograph, edit, produce and broadcast stories to the public. Students in the program produce many award-winning stories. If you study Broadcast Journalism at MSUM, you’ll be prepared to begin a highly competitive career as a professional communicator.
The Broadcast Journalism program has strong ties to local and regional media, including the local news directors at all of the network affiliated television stations in Fargo-Moorhead. In addition, professional broadcast journalists teach in the program. These connections give you the best possible chance to land internships with companies that may employ you following graduation.
MSUM’s Campus News broadcast consistently produces award-winning content and was named the No. 1 student television newscast in the four-state region by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2016. In addition, the broadcast documentary class has been repeatedly recognized for producing many outstanding student documentaries broadcast yearly on Prairie Public Television.
You’ll jump right in to the program your first semester at MSUM, taking classes to build your foundation from the start. By the end of your career, you’ll have a strong, diverse resume and samples of your broadcast work to show prospective employers.
At MSUM you’ll benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and technologies, including HD and 4K field cameras, the latest newsroom/editing software and computers. Your time spent putting stories together in our newsroom as well as the opportunity to learn in our radio and television studios can give you a leg up at your internship or first job.
Journalism Student Success Stories
Visual Journalist Shari Gross is on staff at the Star Tribune, which won a Pulitzer Prize this year. Their coverage of the George Floyd murder and the reverberations that followed will make a difference in that community and beyond.
This fall, MSUM communication students have the distinct opportunity to work with Forum Communications through an apprenticeship program, offering the chance to collaborate with Forum staff and their peers.
Students in the COMM 440 class produced and directed the documentary, "MSUM: Under the Mask," which follows students, faculty and staff at MSUM during the pandemic.
From broadcast news and documentary productions to job shadowing and internships, you’ll have ample occasions to get hands-on experience and grow your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.