Our Journalism and Broadcasting concentration will provide you with real-world experience and hands-on training that will allow you to compete in an ever-changing field. Taught by media veterans and industry professionals, the carefully sequenced program uses industry best practices and follows the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics in every class.

Choose a concentration in Journalism and Broadcasting and get an advantage over other job applicants after graduation, all thanks to the top-notch education and experience you will receive from Tarleton State University’s excellent program and accompanying facilities.  

A One-of-a-Kind Program

As one of the only institutions with a fully functional and operational news station with state-of-the-art equipment, our main goal is to offer: 

  • Hands-on coursework to prepare you for a career in the Journalism & Broadcasting fields;
  • Internships that provide you with real-world experience; and
  • The best possible education in all things related to news including information collection, writing, editing and more.

Measure Your Success

Join our students and have your work published regularly in local and regional publications. Take advantage of opportunities to win national, state and regional awards.  Our former and current students have won numerous awards for their work, including first places in SPJ contests and in the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association annual competition. Take advantage of the opportunities to enhance your education beyond the walls of the classroom. 


I learned so much in my time working for the Texan News Service I made connections which have greatly helped me in my life and career since graduation. Students who choose Journalism and Broadcasting won’t be disappointed.

Bethany Kyle, Class of 2014

Program Objectives

  • Teach the investigative skills and hands-on experience that employers demand. 
  • Present opportunities to earn top honors from the Society of Professional Journalism (SPJ), as well as have their work displayed in several Texas newspapers and magazines. 
  • Provide opportunity to work with the Texan News Service and Texan TV News through coursework and internships. 

Coursework Highlights

The Journalism and Broadcasting concentration option offers several fascinating courses, such as:

ClassNumberClass Name
COMM1316News Photography I
COMM2307Audio Production
COMM2311News Gathering and Writing I
COMM2333Broadcast Journalism
COMM3308Digital Video Production
COMM3317News and Feature Writing I
COMM3318News and Magazine Editing