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									                                               UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–RIVER FALLS

    Department of                                                                                   


    Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications

Get early hands-on experience                                                                       Where Grads?
Practice and theory go together at UWRF                                                               are the

There is no entrance requirement to the UWRF journalism program.                                               Cathy Wurzer
And there’s no waiting around—you may begin taking journalism                                                  Emmy award-winning
                                                                                                               morning show host and
classes your first semester.
                                                                                                               Minnesota Public Radio
Whether it’s learning how to design pages for print or the Web,
produce radio news, or shoot digital video for TV news, you will be
                                                                                                               Boyd Huppert
introduced to the technical side of journalism immediately.                                                    Emmy and Murrow
                                                                                                               award-winning reporter
Because classes are tied directly to the student media, you will gradu-                                        KARE-11 TV
ate with published clips and/or broadcast stories to show prospec-
tive employers.
                                                                                                               Wong How Man
Plus there are many opportunities to work in campus media outside                                              Photojournalist
class through staff positions, work study, student assistantships,                                             Founder, President
independent projects, or internships.                                                                          China Exploration &
                                                                                                               Research Society
• Student Voice                               • Falcon Athletics intern
• WRFW-FM                                     • Department photographer                        • Mary Jo Webster, computer-assisting reporting
                                                                                                 editor, St. Paul Pioneer Press
• River Falls Update (TV webcast)             • Department Newsletter writer/editor
                                                                                               • Matt McConico, TV news director
• Public Affairs intern                                                                          KRNV-D, Reno Nevada
                                                                                               • Brett Longdin, senior blog editor,
                                                                                               • Warren Wolfe, senior reporter
                                                                                                 Minneapolis Star Tribune
                                                                                               • Brandon Bankston, photojournalist
                                                                                                Channel 12 News, Northwest Community TV
                                                                                               • Patricia Ostberg, producer, writer
                                                                                                 Minnesota House of Representatives
                                                                                               • Diana Rogers, casino publicist, Reno NV
                                                                                               • Brian Larson, account manager, PR Newswire
                                                                                               • Scott Wente, reporter
                                                                                                 South Washington County Bulletin
                                                                                               • Greg Borowski, senior editor
                                                                                                 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
                                                                                               • Jason Pederson, consumer reporter
                     Serious stuff                                                               KATV, Little Rock, AK
                                                                                               • Justin DuBois, photojournalist
      UW-River Falls students produce                                                            WFRV-TV Green Bay, WI
          live radio and TV Webcasts.                                                          • Paul Winkels, news director
                                                                                                 Hastings, MN Community TV
                                                                                               • Scott Beedy, producer
                                                                                                 WISC-TV sports
                                                                                                 and hundreds more
Department of Journalism                                                                    

Learn from the pros                                       Gain real-life experience with
Each semester the Department hosts a
Working Journalists Seminar Series which
                                                          award-winning student media
highlights the richness of diversity within
the journalism field. Professionals represent
a variety of perspectives and reporting ex-
periences on issues involving race, ethnicity,
sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability
and economic status. Past guests include
Darcy Pohland (WCCO-TV), Joe Fryer (KARE
11-TV), Scott Takushi and Julio Ojeda-Za-
pata (St. Paul Pioneer Press) plus:

                             Jeff Zeleny (New
                             York Times) talked
                             about election
                             coverage and on
                             traveling with
                             Barack Obama and
                             other candidates      River Falls Update
                             as a member of
                             the press corps.         TV Webcast

Hassan Eibakar is director and editor-in-chief
                             of Warsan Times, a
                             monthly bilingual
                             newspaper and         screen grab of Diana Vang
                             website serving
                             the Somali com-
                             munity in the Twin
                             Cities. He spoke
                             about mainstream
                             and ethnic media
coverage of his community.

Duchesne Drew
(Minneapolis Star
Tribune) advised on
the skills needed for a                            Apply for Scholarships
career in journalism.
                                                   The Journalism Department offers 12 scholarships for journalism
                                                   students. That’s in addition to the numerous University-wide scholar-
                                                   ships for all majors. Students submit an application in February and, if
                                                   selected, are awarded the money for the next academic year.

                                                       Questions?          E-mail the Department Chair at
                                                                           Call the office at 715-425-3169

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