Asbury University gives Journalism students many opportunities to hone their skills and become skilled at their chosen area of emphasis. We bring real life experience to the classroom and challenge our students to stretch themselves while working on print, online and broadcast assignments. Besides covering campus events, students also have the opportunity to be reporters and interviewers on television shows. Students even cover the Olympics. Journalism students travelled to both London and Sochi for the 2012 and 2014 Olympics to cover stories for our local NBC affiliate, WLEX-TV. The students interviewed Olympic athletes and covered stories around the Games. Many unique opportunities are available at Asbury for journalism students working in print and video.
The Asbury student newspaper is The Collegian. Students manage, write and layout this publication. They also produce The Squeeze, a magazine that covers events and features on campus.
The Collegian is also online. Students write, layout, and shoot video stories (CollegianTV) about news, sports and other events and people on campus. Students also produce videos for the website.
Journalism majors who are interested in pursuing a career in writing, reporting or producing broadcast news have that opportunity in the new Communication Arts Center news bureau. Students can report news for WACW, the campus radio station or for online live television covereage. There are also a number of shows created by students interested in broadcast journalism including Reporters of the Roundtable (a Crossfire style show where journalist discuss current issues) and TV3 News (a local and campus news show covering events and people in the area. The Media Communication program is always looking for reporters and anchors for news shows as well as sports productions. The program covers over 25 sports productions a year.