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Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 second edition, November 2014

Department of Media, Journalism & Film

General information

Student activities

An integral part of the Department of Media, Journalism & Film, the mass media program provides a wide range of activities in broadcasting, journalism, and film. The department maintains an instructional television studio, which provides student programming on KOZK: Ozarks Public Television and Springfield’s Cable Channel 22. The department also serves in an advisory capacity for the school newspaper, The Standard, and is associated with KSMU-FM (91.1 MHz), the University’s National Public Radio Affiliate. Mass media majors can gain valuable experience working in each of these areas, as reporters and journalists for the newspaper, as producers of television programming, or as student interns at KSMU, the area’s FM source of fine arts and informational programming. The student-run Film Society, the Japanese Film Society, and the Academic Media Production Guild are also affiliated with the department. The department maintains a strong internship program with local and regional broadcasters, providing an opportunity for majors to acquire professional experience at a variety of radio and television stations, as well as independent production facilities.