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Tell Compelling Stories in Front of the Camera or Behind the Scenes

As the world continues to turn to radio, television and other electronic media for information, media outlets will need journalists with the knowledge, skills and techniques to use these channels effectively. If you want to research, investigate and report on news and current events, a broadcast journalism degree is for you. In Troy University’s award-winning broadcast journalism program, you’ll master the art of reporting, learning to tell people-driven, impactful, and unbiased stories in front of the camera and behind it. You’ll learn to interview, write for mass media and work under pressure. And you’ll gain numerous hands-on experiences so you can hit the ground running in television, radio or other communications fields after graduation.

Troy University film studio.

Learn Broadcast Journalism from the Best

You’ll learn from TROY faculty who bring their experience into the classroom and take your learning far beyond theory. Our faculty have worked in the field as respected journalists, public relations professionals, international spokespeople and sports information specialists. They’ve held roles at such media outlets and organizations as Alabama’s CBS, NBC and ABC affiliates, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Johnson Center for the Arts. These experiences mean our faculty can provide you with valuable perspectives about real-world newsrooms and media best practices.

Hands-On Training and Field Experiences

As a broadcast journalism major at TROY, you’ll have unrivaled access to real-world experience in television, broadcast and multimedia journalism. Using broadcast equipment that rivals that of professional television stations, you’ll practice producing, directing, reporting and anchoring the news throughout the program. And, with TROY’s unique opportunity to work on three live television news productions daily, along with internship and study abroad opportunities, you’ll have experiences that can lead to broadcast journalism jobs, sometimes even before graduation.
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Broadcast Journalism Degree Curriculum

While specific courses may vary from year to year, coursework for the bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism can include
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Broadcast Journalism Program Locations

The broadcast journalism program is offered on campus only. For more information about program availability and delivery options call 1-800-414-5756

Troy University: A Prestigious School for Broadcast Journalism

At TROY, you’ll join one of the best broadcast journalism schools in Alabama and the nation. From opportunities to work on live television to our often 100% job placement rate, our program leads to excellent careers for broadcast journalism majors.

When you graduate, you’ll join an impressive network of alumni who have won numerous awards for TV news reporting, videography, audio news and radio features, including Best of the South awards from the Southeast Journalism Conference, Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 Mark of Excellence awards, and even national SPJ awards.

Our alumni include successful radio and TV personalities, photojournalists and multimedia. journalists such as Emmy award-winning Tom Foreman, CNN anchor and correspondent; Patrick Claybon, news update anchor at the NFL Network; Micah Grimes, former NBC News head of social media; and Melanie Newman, 2021 Ballpark Digest’s Major League Baseball Broadcaster of the Year.
Troy University student recording a news segment during an event on campus.

Broadcast Journalism Jobs

Broadcast journalism encompasses a wide range of careers in reporting, video production and radio in the communications, advertising and public relations industries. Whether you want to work in local, national or international newsrooms or put your skills to work in business, you’ll have no shortage of career opportunities. TROY maintains strong relationships with local news organizations to help fill the demand for news analysts, reporters and journalists.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Robbyn Taylor

Dr. Robbyn Taylor

Robbyn Brooks Taylor is the Director of the Hall School of Journalism and Communication where she teaches undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students. She earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and her master’s in strategic communications from TROY. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University. Dr. Taylor specializes in mobile journalism and multimedia journalism techniques. Before joining TROY in 2013, she worked as a managing editor, international media coordinator/spokesperson, and as an editor, reporter and photojournalist for various news organizations in Alabama and Florida.

Broadcast Journalism Approved Minors

Enhance your broadcast journalism degree with a minor.
Communication Studies
Supplement your bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism with courses in communication research, propaganda and persuasion, communication theory, technologies in journalism or other advanced communication courses. This minor helps prepare you for journalism, writing, marketing and advertising jobs.

Sports Information
Interested in sports information careers? Complete sports broadcasting, reporting and network sports production coursework with ESPN to learn how to apply your broadcast media skills to sports contexts.


Scholarships for the Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism

As a student in the Broadcast Journalism program at TROY, you may qualify for six competitive program-specific scholarships. Learn more below.
Journalism Merit Endowed Scholarship
The Journalism Merit Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students who are journalism majors and have a GPA of a 2.5 or higher. Recipients are also required to assist in the production of a Newsletter. Learn more about the Journalism Merit Endowed Scholarship.
Ty Harvey Memorial Scholarship
The Ty Harvey Memorial Scholarship is awarded to full-time students attending the Troy campus who have a relationship in the fight against cancer and have worked to spread the Gospel. For more information, contact the Office of Development. Learn more about the Ty Harvey Memorial Scholarship.
Chancellor's Fellowship Award/School of Journalism
The Chancellor’s Fellowship Award/Journalism is awarded to recipients who are seniors or graduate students working at least 10 hours per week in a mentoring program directed by an advisor on projects related to their degree. Learn more about the Chancellor’s Fellowship Award.
Tiffany Slater Undergraduate Broadcast Journalism Current Scholarship
The purpose of the Tiffany Slater Undergraduate Broadcast Journalism Current scholarship is to assist TROY broadcast journalism majors who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must be of African American ethnicity and a permanent resident of Georgia. Learn more about the Tiffany Slater Undergraduate Broadcast Journalism Current Scholarship.
Student Publications Scholarship
Troy Student Publications scholarships are for TROY students who work on the Tropolitan and the Palladium. These scholarships may be applied for and granted each semester. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA to be eligible. Learn more about the Student Publications Scholarship.

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FAQ About the Broadcast Journalism Major

Learn more about the field of broadcast journalism and our program.
What is broadcast journalism?
Broadcast journalism is the practice of producing and delivering information using visual and audio platforms, such as television, radio and podcasts. Broadcast journalism differs from print journalism because it disseminates news and information via audio and visual elements, such as sound, video, images and graphics.
Why is broadcast journalism important?
Broadcast journalism is important because it educates the public about events and issues happening around them in a dynamic format. Broadcast journalism can positively impact on viewers and listeners, inspire action and foster public conversation about important issues. It can also help hold institutions accountable, expose wrongdoing or injustices and give voice to traditionally underrepresented or marginalized groups.
What can you do with a broadcast journalism degree?
A bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism can lead to a variety of jobs, particularly in reporting, radio and sports information. Many broadcast journalism majors go on to become news anchors and reporters. However, after graduation from TROY, you’ll be prepared to work in all aspects of broadcasting, from reporting to video production. Our program equips you with skills in performance, camera operation, lighting, audio techniques, radio studio work and more. That means you can also work as a video producer, radio host, podcast producer, podcast editor, photojournalist or in numerous other roles. You can also apply your skills to advertising, public relations, marketing and related industries.

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Newman, play-by-play announcer for the Baltiimore Orioles, was a part of the first-ever all-female broadcast team for a Major League Baseball game.

Newman makes history as a part of first all-female broadcast team for Major League Baseball game

Roughly a year after Troy University alumna Melanie Newman made history by becoming the first woman in Baltimore Orioles’ history to be a play-by-play announcer, her name was etched in the history books once again in July.

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