Broadcast Journalism Learning Opportunities

  • At MSU Moorhead, there are numerous ways to practice what you’ve learned in real-world settings. 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.

  • Campus News is a collaborative learning project where faculty and industry professionals mentor you to produce a weekly television program that airs on Prairie Public Television. MSUM’s Campus News is broadcast into the homes of more than a million people via Prairie Public Television. The 30-minute newscast includes local, regional and national stories, and is written, reported, photographed, edited, anchored and produced by students like you.

    The Broadcast Documentary class at MSUM produces a 30-minute documentary each year for Prairie Public Television. Whether you’re interested in researching, writing, reporting, photographing, editing, narrating or producing, there’s a place for you to put your skills to use. The 2017 documentary is titled Crafted: A Romance with Beer. See also Inspired by Nature, winner of several regional awards and a national award for best student television documentary.

    MSUM’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) strives to improve and advance the journalism profession in the Fargo-Moorhead area through projects in ethics, diversity and freedom of information. SPJ sponsors educational forums, holds leadership and professional development events, attends regional and national conferences, engages in community service projects and competes in journalism contests.

    You’ll receive free membership to the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) as a Broadcast Journalism major at MSUM. Membership includes free media resources, the chance to apply for $24,000 in scholarships, internship opportunities, research and creative award competitions, and more.

    Although School of Communication & Journalism majors are not required to have an internship, it is highly recommended. Dozens of advertising and PR agencies and businesses in Fargo-Moorhead have realized internships can provide needed services for their company while giving beneficial experience to local college students, so there are multitudes to choose from. Recent students have interned with the following organizations among dozens of others:

    • Absolute Marketing Group
    • AdShark Marketing
    • Co-Schedule
    • DogIDs
    • Green Bay Packers
    • Minnesota Wild
    • Sundog
    • Trollwood Performing Arts School