Journalism

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The Division of Journalism offers concentrations in broadcast, digital and print. The division prepares students to enter medium- to large-size media markets through classroom and hands-on learning in the newsroom, broadcast studio and control room, podcast recording booth and more. Strong internships are available in Dallas, a top-five media market, and in multiple cities across the U.S.

Meet Our Faculty

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Andrea Arterbery

Visiting Professor of Practice

Jake Batsell Jake Batsell Headshot June 2020

Jake Batsell

Associate Professor and William J. O’Neil Chair in Business Journalism

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Melissa Chessher

Belo Foundation Distinguished Chair in Journalism

Jenny B. Davis Jenny B Davis

Jenny B. Davis

Professor of Practice

Edward Egros Edward Egros

Edward Egros

Adjunct Professor

Robert Emery Robert Emery

Robert Emery

Senior Media Equipment Technician

Jacqueline Fellows Jaqueline Fellows

Jacqueline Fellows

Professor of Practice/Digital Studio Manager

Lisa Goodson Lisas Goodson

Lisa Goodson

Office Coordinator

Robert Hart Robert Hart

Robert Hart

Adjunct Lecturer

Rosanne Hart Maria Dixon Hall

Rosanne Hart

Adjunct Lecturer

Charlotte Huffman Charlotte Huffman

Charlotte Huffman

Interim Broadcast Executive-in-Residence

Myles Ethan Lascity Myles Ethan Lascity

Myles Ethan Lascity

Assistant Professor, Director of Fashion Media

Tony Pederson Tony Pederson

Tony Pederson

Professor and The Belo Foundation Endowed Distinguished Chair in Journalism

Jayne Suhler Jayne Suhler

Jayne Suhler

Professor of Practice

Karen Thomas KarenThomas

Karen Thomas

Professor of Practice

Bruce Tomaso

Bruce Tomaso

Adjunct Lecturer

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Pederson Broadcast Studio

The professional control room and studio are supplied with all the equipment students need to produce TV news. Students learn to operate professional cameras, a Grass Valley video switcher, teleprompter, CG, Still Store and an on-air server. Every weekday, students produce, write and crew a news show covering SMU news, as well as local and national news.

Featured Courses

Ethics of Convergent Media
Tony Pederson

Explores the ethical issues (e.g., free speech, privacy, and government regulation and censorship) that provide the foundation for all communication fields and have become more complex as media and industries have converged. 
Sports, News Media and Social Media Analytics
Robert Egros
Using a brief introduction to statistical theory and a history of sports statistics, students build on existing metrics to learn how to better explain critical trends within major sports.
Race, Class and Gender in Media
Karen Thomas
Examines the impact and representation of race, class and gender in the mass media from historical and critical perspectives.

Student Work

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Maha Razi, B.A Journalism ’21
The Daily Update

Why study journalism in Dallas?

Opportunities for Meadows students to interact with journalism professionals in this top-five media market are plentiful. Every semester, four top students are offered paid internships with The Dallas Morning News; additional internships are available with companies such as the Dallas Cowboys, Burson-Marsteller, and other broadcast, print, digital and government organizations.

Journalism News

Faculty

The student club hosts their second annual virtual summit for Hispanic Heritage Month, titled “Success Through Diversity,” drawing three industry panelists and over 50 students.

Upcoming Journalism Events