St. Bonaventure University

Broadcast Journalism


The major in broadcast journalism takes advantage of our many industry connections and offers a structured way for students interested in broadcast-related careers to approach our curriculum.

Logo for the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationLike all Jandoli School of Communication programs, broadcast journalism is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

In this age of heightened scrutiny of all forms of media, there is a demand for young professionals equipped with the skills, vision and ethics to handle the rigors of the job.

A curriculum built on firm footing by industry pros

All Jandoli School majors acquire a firm grasp of communication fundamentals from our core curriculum. This solid foundation has been a benchmark of the Jandoli School since the founding of our journalism program in 1949, and many of our alumni working in broadcast journalism today tell us was key to their success.

Among our faculty are professors with experience in broadcast journalism. They, along with alumni working in the industry, were instrumental in designing the major and its course offerings. You will be prepared for entry into the broadcast journalism arena with exciting and relevant courses, such as Producing Broadcast News, Documentary, Mobile Journalism, and On-Air Producing.

  • Students watching monitors while producing a news show for SBU-TV

    Learn by doing: 400 hours of internships


    All Jandoli School majors are required to complete 400 hours of on- or off-campus internships. It's a demanding obligation, but one that paves the road to your future success in the broadcast industry.

    Students also enjoy a 6-credit experiential learning opportunity that puts them in professional situations with close faculty mentorship.

    You will be prepared for the challenge with instruction in our Koop Broadcast Lab, and you can help satisfy the 400-hour internship requirement, and gain valuable experience, by joining our on-campus broadcast outlets. Our students have produced broadcasts for SBU-TV for years, and we recently expanded the reach of our broadcasts on cable TV and internet provider Spectrum.

  • Program Information


    Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism


    Communication minor


    Learning objectives



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      Apr 29, 2021 | Dr. Richard Lee, associate professor in the Jandoli School, appeared live on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" program on April 11 to discuss a project he assigned students in his Media and Democracy class.

      Apr 29, 2021 | Aaron Chimbel, dean of the Jandoli School of Communication, was a panelist for a presentation titled “How Much Guidance is Too Much? The role of the student media advisor," held April 16 as part of the annual conference of the Broadcast Education Association.

      Apr 29, 2021 | Dr. Kimberly DeSimone, associate professor in the Jandoli School of Communication and director of the master’s in leadership program, has authored a manuscript titled "Women Perceive Barriers to Corporate Advancement as Self-imposed" that has been accepted for publication in the Advancing Women in Leadership Journal (AWLJ).