Department of Media, Journalism & Film

General information

As an integral part of the Department of Media, Journalism & Film, the mass media program provides a wide range of activities for students. The department maintains an instructional television studio, which provides student programming on Springfield’s Cable Channel 22 and KOZL-Channel 27, HEC-TV in St. Louis, and Time Warner Cable 17 in Kansas City. The department also serves in an advisory capacity for the university newspaper, The Standard, and is associated with KSMU-FM (91.1 MHz), the University’s National Public Radio Affiliate. Our majors can gain valuable experience working in each of these areas, as 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 news organizations, providing an opportunity for majors to acquire professional experience at a variety of radio and television stations and newspapers, as well as independent production facilities.