Journalism courses provide the student with a diversified program of study in journalism and mass media. Courses in news gathering, writing, editing and photography are considered basics; thereafter, the student branches into more specialized areas. In the journalism sequence, courses may be grouped to meet career objectives in reporting-editing, photography, advertising and public relations.
Giving students access to facilities, equipment, software are just part of a students success. Combine this with exceptional teaching, dedicated professors, and hands-on experience will fully prepare students majoring in Journalism for quality jobs in this field. Students in upper level courses are given opportunities to report and photograph in the field while covering real beats. Just an example of how our students "Get their hands on the real world."
- Steve Nichols, DJ, WJGK FOX 103.1, Newburgh, New York
- Karah Leigh, DJ, The Buzz, Houston
- Jerry Gumbert, president &ceo, Audience Research and Development, Dallas
- Stacey Beckam Schmidt, regional marketing vice-president, Warner Cable, Waco
- Jason Anderson, vice president, Phillips Television Productions Inc. Dallas
- Robert Slovak, sports reporter, KTRK-TV, Houston
- Patrick Dennis, meteorologist, KTAL-TV, Shreveport
- Mark Austin, news anchor, KSAT-TV, San Antonio
- Ken Koehn, assistant managing editor for the Tampa Tribune, Florida
- Kelvin Davis, CNN
- Donnis Baggett, editor-in-chief, The Bryan Eagle, Bryan, Texas
- Bob Allen, sports director, KTRK-TV, Houston
- Louis DeLuca, photographer, Dallas Morning News
- John Willis, dean of student affairs, The Art Institute of Houston
- Brett Shipp, investigative reporter, WFAA-TV, Dallas
- Stephen White, producer/director, Screenplay Productions, Dallas
- Kirk Draut, director of design, Aarthun Performance Group, Houston
- Deanna Dawson, marketing communications manager-North Texas, Cingular
- Brian Spurling, public relations director, Trinity Valley Community College
- Larry Hygh, communication director of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries
- Greg Derkowski, marketing trainer & president of Derk Strategy, Inc., San Antonio
- Teresa Hagen, producer/owner, Cut Loose Production & editor/writer, California State University, Los Angeles
Various organizations add out-of-class education to the in-class instruction students receive at SFA. The following organizations enhance personal and professional development and networking skills. Furthermore, these organizations provide opportunities for leadership and interaction with fellow students, faculty and professionals in the field of communication.
Association For Women and Men in Communication: Purpose is the advancement of both women and men in all fields of communication. Membership is open to any communication major or minor.
Pi Kappa Delta: Promotes knowledge, understanding and practice among competitive debate and forensic students.
Lambda Pi Eta: National honor society for communication students.
National Broadcasting Society (Alpha Epsilon Rho): Encourages and rewards scholarship and accomplishment among students of broadcasting, promotes the advancement of education in the art and science of broadcasting and fosters integrity in the art and science of broadcasting. Emphasis is placed on establishing meaningful communication between students and professional broadcasters.
With more than 200 student organizations on campus, radio/television majors are encouraged to join, participate and become leaders in other organizations.
For more information, contact the Division of Communication and Contemporary Culture at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936.468.4001.