Journalism

Bachelor of Arts

  • Think, write & produce across electronic & print news universe
  • Variety of journalism platforms 
  • Internships, independent studies, professional & student-based organizations
  • Broadcast Journalism majors participate in a weekly newscast, which is broadcast to over 150,000 homes on the Comcast Network

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Our Broadcast Journalism program will teach you how to think, write and produce across the electronic and print news universe. You'll learn how to create and edit stories for television and radio news programs, social media sites, web-based publications (e.g., blogs) and for the traditional print media. While you'll explore ethics, writing and other core journalistic principles, you'll also be introduced to new technologies and techniques that are revolutionizing the way we receive, create and exchange news. As part of this process, you'll learn about documentaries, community-based news reporting, audience analysis, research, strategic planning and how to use cameras, ranging from cell phones to professional systems, to produce a story. You'll be prepared for a career in journalism and related fields and will benefit from hands-on training in our computer labs, media production suites, television station, award winning radio station and on the University's newspaper, The Wood Word.

The department also offers students a number of opportunities to enhance their education. These include professional internships, independent studies, and membership in professional and student-based organizations.

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WOOD WORD: Marywood's student newspaper.

WVMW-FM:
On-air stereo radio station licensed by the FCC; studio for interview programs equipped with PC-based music system and a digital delay for talk shows. A student staff manages and operates the station's daily broadcasting schedule with a coverage area that encompasses northeastern Pennsylvania; affiliated with the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.

TV MARYWOOD:
Digital facilities with full audio and video production capabilities, electronic field, graphics, and post-production facilities. Students have ready access to computer-based audio labs, nonlinear editors, and a comprehensive television control room and studio. Professional audio and lighting kits complement sophisticated digital field production systems. Student management and operational staff direct live and taped programming via regional facilities of Adelphia Cable; programming may also be produced for internal and external clients.

MARYWOOD THEATRE:
1100-seat, professionally equipped auditorium with sophisticated lighting control system; supports the production of classical, contemporary, musical, and children's theatre.

BLACK BOX THEATRE:
Laboratory theatre with flexible staging; designed for student directed productions and to support experimental theatre.

MULTIMEDIA THEATRE:
Audio-video facility for public presentations involving cinema, slides, audio and video recordings, and computer-based media.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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