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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

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Ben Baby

Adjunct Professor

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Jake Batsell

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

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Melissa Chessher

Professor and Belo Foundation Distinguished Chair in Journalism

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Jenny B. Davis

Professor of Practice

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Edward Egros

Adjunct Professor

Robert Emery Robert Emery

Robert Emery

Senior Media Equipment Technician

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Jacqueline Fellows

Professor of Practice/Digital Studio Manager

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Rhonda Garelick

Duwain E. Hughes, Jr. Distinguished Chair for English
Professor of Journalism in the Meadows School of the Arts

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Lisa Goodson

Office Coordinator

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Robert Hart

Adjunct Lecturer

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Rosanne Hart

Adjunct Lecturer

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Myles Ethan Lascity

Assistant Professor, Director of Fashion Media

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Tony Pederson

Professor and The Belo Foundation Endowed Distinguished Chair in Journalism

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Charlie Scudder

Professor of Practice

Jayne Suhler Jayne Suhler

Jayne Suhler

Professor of Practice

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Karen Thomas

Professor of Practice

Bruce Tomaso

Bruce Tomaso

Adjunct Lecturer


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


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.

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