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Bachelor of Science - News and Information

The news and information track prepares students to adapt to an ever-changing media landscape.

Students develop core skills in writing, editing, storytelling, multimedia production, video, design and web throughout their freshman and sophomore years. In upper-level classes, students further develop skills in more specialized areas. For instance, students who want to become  web or print reporters will learn to tell stories with words, yes, but also with video, photo, audio, design and interactive media. Students who want to pursue TV news will learn not only broadcast production but gain skills in design, online storytelling, and writing.

The idea is to help students gain both depth and breadth to propel them into careers that will change many times over the coming decades.

News and information students aren't just limited to jobs at newspapers and TV stations. Students who graduate from the news and information track often go on to jobs at websites, magazines, sports organizations, startups and nonprofits.

Hands-on experience

Students pursuing the news and information track can get hands-on experience right away.  Visit the student opportunities page to learn more about how you can get involved in student organizations and media. 

The University Daily Kansan is an award-winning student publication that offers a wide range of positions including, reporters, business managers, digital media managers, photographers and designers. 

KUJH-TV is a student-run television network that provides students the opportunity to work with the latest software and technology as on-camera talen, producers, directors and writers. 

Media Crossroads is an interactive, multimedia center where anyone can learn about broadcasting and video production.

Explore careers, internships & jobs

The Journalism Career Center helps J-School students explore their career options and find internships and jobs. The J-School is ready to help you at any stage in your college career—whether you're just beginning to explore the possibilities or you're ready to enter the job market. Schedule an appointment today!