The journalism program prepares students for careers in the field by fusing classroom instruction with practical experience through campus media outlets. Students build a foundation for success by understanding journalism’s history, ethics, governing principles and role in a global society. Whether through print, broadcast or electronic means, students learn news gathering and story composition techniques, preparing them for multimedia jobs in a converged world. Join us!
The Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism offers sequential levels of writing and reporting, in addition to multimedia journalism and technology integration. Students will build their portfolios by gathering news and telling stories through the school’s four campus media news outlets: The Legacy student newspaper, LindenLink.com, LUTV News and KCLC-FM. Journalism majors have the option of a Print or Broadcast emphasis. A minor in journalism is also available.
The Journalism faculty at Lindenwood University includes experienced writers and reporters who bring years of professional experience into the classroom. Using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, faculty members create meaningful connections between the practice’s theory and industry evolution.
At Lindenwood University, you don’t have to wait until your junior or senior year to get involved with our campus media outlets listed below. Students can begin gaining hands-on experience and building their portfolio their freshmen year.
- The Legacy is a weekly, broadsheet student newspaper published through the school year by student editors, reporters, photographers and artists.
- LindenLink.com is a multimedia online news platform combining text, photo, video, and social media to tell stories. The website is the online home for news content within the School of Communications and offers creative students a place to innovate and showcase their work.
- LUTV News airs LIVE, three times a week on LUTV’s Charter Cable Channel 989 and AT&T U-Verse. Covering both Lindenwood’s campus as well as St. Charles County, students run the show as producers, reporters, anchors, writers, videographers and technical crew.
- Covering 5,000 square miles of the St. Louis area, The Wood gives students real world, on-air radio experience in the studio, whether music, news and sports play-by-play. Riverfront Times voted The Wood “Best Radio Station”.