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Electronic Journalism | RTD | SIU

Electronic Journalism

Industry professionals teach courses that incorporate history, ethics, legal issues and in- depth reporting. Students video, report, and edit their own stories using state-of-the-art equipment and software. Hands-on experience opportunities exist from the moment students arrive through a student produced live half-hour newscast that includes weather, sports, and investigative reporting, airing on WSIU, the local PBS station.  Many internship opportunities provide students with professional experience as well.

Required courses:
  • RTD 310 – News Writing for Electronic Media
  • RTD 311 – Audio Journalism for Electronic Media (preq. RTD 310)
  • RTD 370 – Television News Reporting 
  • RTD 470 – TV News Field Production
  • RTD 477 – Investigative Reporting
  • PLUS: 6 HOURS OF RTD ELECTIVES