Because “practice makes perfect,” as a broadcast and digital journalism (BDJ) major you will continuously produce news. You will receive a detailed critique of your current work before moving on to your next project. You will be given helpful feedback from your professors that will help you grow as a journalist.
You will be coached to write news that is clear, concise and compelling. You will research and report. You will produce and anchor newscasts. You will navigate the digital news world using mobile devices and social media. Additionally, you will study today's most critical journalism issues and ethical dilemmas.
BDJ classes tend to be small, making it possible for you to foster personal connections with your professors.
You will be encouraged to gain work experience through University-sponsored internships at both local and network broadcast stations. You may also choose to participate in extracurricular activities at campus radio and television stations.
After completing your BDJ curriculum, you will be well-equipped to work in a multimedia, multi-platform news world.
For complete major requirements and a list of available undergraduate broadcast and digital journalism courses, see the Syracuse University Course Catalog.
Featured Course: BDJ 465
Students will learn writing, story selection and positioning of local and national stories, and will rotate among weather, sports, producing and on-camera news presentation roles. Students also post stories on the Internet and participate in on-set tapings of complete news programs.