Employers in the communications industries are looking for applicants with talent, skill and experience. Many journalism programs attempt to polish students' talents and skills, but where do you gain the experience that will help you succeed in your career?
Hall School of Journalism and Communication students gain practical experience working at Troy University's award-winning student media groups – TROY TrojanVision TV station, the Tropolitan student newspaper and the Palladium yearbook.
Some universities restrict access to student media operations to seniors, or to a select number of advanced students. However, all Hall School students may develop their skills at TROY TrojanVision, the Tropolitan and the Palladium. You may see a freshman anchoring the news, a sophomore designing newspaper and Web pages, a junior snapping photos for the yearbook and a senior delivering the forecast in front of the weather green screen.
Student news crews gain practical experience that will help in the job market while being coached by professors and staff with real-world newspaper and television experience.
At TROY TrojanVision, students are able to work with state-of-the-art equipment that rivals resources at professional television stations. Students report, produce, anchor and work behind the scenes during three live newscasts each day in the Fall and Spring and one each day during Summer sessions.
At the Tropolitan, students cultivate sources, plan coverage and report on topics important to Troy University and Troy, Alabama. Those with an eye for design lay out pages and student photographers look for great shots to provide visual content for the weekly paper. There is even a student advertising staff.
The Palladium offers students with a creative eye for design and a desire to document campus happenings an outlet to put their skills to the test. Students cultivate relationships with campus organizations and dig deep to find all the different ways students are living, working, studying and playing during their Trojan experience.