Journalism

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Dr. Paul Gullifor
Department Chair
pfg@bradley.edu

The Degree
Bradley’s Department of Communication offers an undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Journalism. The program integrates the academic study of communication with a commitment to pre-professional education in journalism. Bradley Journalism students are a part of the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts.

Facilities
Slane College students have access to exceptional facilities, labs, studios, stages, and technology in five different buildings. Based in the state-of-the-art Caterpillar Global Communications Center, the Slane College offers students amazing technological opportunities through the use of:

  • Internet2 (ultra-high broadband network)
  • video conferencing
  • wireless personal computing

Curriculum
Journalism courses are taught by distinguished full-time communication faculty with strong academic and professional backgrounds and complemented by a group of part-time faculty selected from the local and regional news media. Many faculty members have held leadership positions in major scholarly organizations and corporate advertising agencies in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Many of the courses offered have an emphasis on global communication. Through course instruction and career-related projects, students gain experience in:

  • print
  • broadcast
  • photojournalism
  • web-based media

Opportunities at Bradley
Outside of the classroom, Bradley Journalism students enjoy many cocurricular and pre-professional learning experiences including participation in:

  • American Advertising Federation
  • Bradley Media Society
  • Bradley Scout
  • Bradley Speech Team
  • “Midstate Magazine”
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Peoria Ad Club

Internship opportunities are available throughout the community including:

  • daily and weekly newspapers
  • a number of radio and television stations
  • an NPR affiliate on campus

Beyond Bradley
Journalism graduates find jobs at

  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • radio and television stations
  • news wire services and syndications
  • corporate communication departments
  • governmental news agencies
  • and on-line news services

Journalism positions include:

  • beat reporter
  • general assignment reporter
  • copy editor
  • city editor
  • news producer
  • news director
  • photojournalist
  • special column writer