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Journalism and Media Communication (BA)

Have you ever found yourself talking out loud to the television, radio, or computer screen asking:

Who is the audience? Why are they telling this story? What would be a better multimedia method that that would make this story most compelling?

The answers to these questions might lead you to a major or minor in journalism and media communication at Otterbein. Through an integrated multimedia curriculum, you will learn valuable research and reporting skills, develop strong writing and editing techniques, and practice advanced production methods for text, audio, video, and interactive storytelling in student media organizations, lab classes, and internships.

Students in TV Production (WOCC)
Students in Radio Production (WOBN)

In Journalism and Media Classes You Might:

  • Write and edit a campus news story.
  • Broadcast live on the air for Otterbein's radio station, WOBN, 97.5 FM;
  • Produce and report the news and sports on Otterbein.tv, our own television station;
  • Learn how to optimize website traffic via social media and then analyze audience statistics;
  • Tell stories from inside local communities in order to advocate for social change.
  • Design your own newsletter or website.

Degree Course Topics Include:

  • Reporting and News Writing
  • Media in a Global Society
  • Race, Gender, Class and Media

Communication