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 frequently earns the No. 1 student television newscast honor in the Mark of Excellence Region 6 Awards by the Society of Professional Journalists, again earning the top honor in 2021 among the four-state region. 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
James McCarty ‘20, is using his broadcast journalism degree to talk everything sports on Flag Family Media/ WDAY Radio.
During his 42-year career with The Associated Press, Jeff Baenen covered everything from famous musicians to scandals and politics. He credits much of his success to the education he received at Minnesota State University Moorhead, and is now helping the next generation of journalists by starting a scholarship of his own.
English and Mass Communications student Jonathan Ness's toy photography hobby provides a creative outlet and captures the attention of local news, professors and fellow students alike.
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.