Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Strengthen your video and broadcast reporting skills to deliver developing stories and breaking news that keeps the world informed.
UNT's Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a concentration in Broadcast and Digital Journalism will prepare you with the skills you need to stay competitive in today's media environment. Students learn to create stories that inform, engage and impact a global audience. The Mayborn School of Journalism teaches skills and responsibilities that distinguish professional journalists in an age when just about anyone can publish on a website or social media service.

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Why Earn a Broadcast and Digital Journalism Degree?

Developed in close partnership with industry, the Mayborn School of Journalism curriculum gives students broad and diverse skills for work in multiple media platforms. You’ll develop the skills needed to analyze, evaluate and inform a global audience, as well as to consider the ethical implications of mass communication and its impact in today's world. Mayborn students have access to multimedia labs featuring state-of-the-art computers, software and video equipment. The school emphasizes curriculum and career advising and mentoring by professionally trained faculty and staff.

Broadcast journalism students gain exposure to all of the latest technologies and trends in the industry, including news anchors and producing, short- and long-form documentary filmmaking, sports journalism, corporate storytelling and other forms of visual communication.

Our journalism concentrations ­— Broadcast and Digital, Print and Digital or Photojournalism — can prepare you for a career in reporting, writing, editing and photojournalism (video and photography) for the internet, television, newspapers, magazines and radio. With a strong focus on multi-platform journalism, Mayborn students gain hands-on experience as news reporters, sports reporters, writers, photojournalists, designers and editors for North Texas Daily, and NTDaily TV.

You’ll receive comprehensive instruction from faculty with extensive professional experience in broadcast, print, online and digital news. They also can complete internships at newspaper, television, radio and web organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the nation's fifth-largest media market, and in other news organizations in the area and across the state.

Marketable Skills
  • Oral and written communication
  • How to collect, analyze and interpret information
  • Knowledge of media operations
  • Storytelling with graphic design/visual materials
  • Teamwork

Broadcast and Digital Journalism Degree Highlights

UNT is located within the fifth-largest media market in the country, offering access to numerous outstanding internship opportunities at advertising agencies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
While working toward your degree, you will receive hands-on experience through coursework, cutting-edge classrooms and labs and extensive student-run media outlets, such as the North Texas Daily, NTTV and NT Daily Radio.
Our student organizations are regularly recognized as among the best in the nation and provide students with valuable connections, mentorship opportunities and the chance to learn from alumni and other working professionals.
Explore international media systems, including the press, magazines, broadcasting and online media, and earn credit hours through our study abroad opportunities.
The Mayborn faculty brings more than 400 years of combined experience in real-world settings to our classrooms to inform and inspire our nearly 1,000 students. And Mayborn alumni work at the heart of some of the world's leading media and communications companies.

Career Outlook

A career in journalism is exciting, dynamic and critical to the future of an informed and enlightened American society. The Mayborn School of Journalism provides students with the creative and critical-thinking skills to prepare them to work in fields including:


  • Journalism — News and sports reporting, writing, visual journalism (stills and video), design and publishing for the internet, newspapers, broadcast, magazines and books
  • Advertising — For agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations and media
  • Public Relations — For agencies, corporations, government and non-profit organizations
  • Internet — Web and desktop publishing, podcasting and blogging
  • Education — Teaching in secondary schools or institutions of higher learning

Broadcast and Digital Journalism Degree Courses You Could Take

News Writing for Broadcast and Web (3 hrs)
Theory and practice of writing and editing for radio, television and web-based news. Topics include news judgment, script formats and style for radio, TV and web news. Regular writing assignments, lectures and critiques. Possible hands-on writing for student media including student web sites.
Sports Journalism (3 hrs)
Teaches sports reporting, writing, photojournalism and performance for multi-platform use, including web, broadcast and print. Studies column writing, reporting on competition, ethics in sports journalism, sports entertainment, sports business and the impact of sports in society.
History of American Media (3 hrs)
Main trends and economic, social, political and technological factors and people that produced the institutions and traditions of the American mass media; emphasis on the changing roles of media and the impact of new communications technologies in the 21st century
Opinion Writing (3 hrs)Writing for the editorial page
editorials and columns. Writing critical reviews of the performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. Emphasis on editorials, arts reviews and personal columns.
Mobile Journalism (3 hrs)
Course acts as a digital-only newsroom, utilizing photos, video, audio and text to produce content for an audience. Focus will be on mobile journalism and utilizing the smartphone as a “digital hub,” used for creating and consuming content. Fast-paced course provides principles and practice for students to produce content in the digital realm. Includes focus on the role and impact of digital-first thinking and technology on journalists’ news gathering and distribution.
Visual News Storytelling (3 hrs)
Focuses on shooting and editing for television with information about how to select audio for radio news, plus audio and video for the web. Extensive hands-on experience with camera and editing equipment. Students produce multiple packages, content for student media, newscasts for Denton Community Television and webcasts.

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