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
Professor and The Belo Foundation Endowed Distinguished Chair in Journalism
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.
|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
|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
|Examines the impact and representation of race, class and gender in the mass media from historical and critical perspectives.|
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.
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.
September 01, 2022
Melissa Chessher, Tom Keck, and Joe Phua will be joining the faculty this academic year as distinguished division chairs.
August 16, 2022
Student journalists took home 12 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association awards, including Reporter and Editor of the Year, and five Mark of Excellence Awards for 2021.