Today, students earning degrees in our Print and Broadcast Journalism Professional Option find dozens of career paths ahead of them. Besides finding opportunities to work as reporters, editors, sports writers or photojournalists on weekly or daily newspapers and broadcasting stations, our graduates may land their first jobs with PRINT and broadcast news wire services, organizational and professional newsletters, national, regional and local magazines, trade periodicals and print and broadcast world wide web news sites. Many corporations value the skills our department teaches in writing, editing, layout and visual communications.
Among the many jobs held by our department's print journalism graduates are positions on newspapers such as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Alton Telegraph, the Edwardsville Intelligencer, the Kansas City Star, the Belleville News-Democrat, the Fort Lauderdale News-Sun-Sentinel, and the Oakland Press (Calif). Among positions held by SIUE's electronic journalism graduates are Vice President for Hard News and Special Projects at CBS, an ESPN baseball announcer, a sports producer at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, a general manager at WKBD-TV in San Francisco. SIUE grads literally and figuratively cover the entire St. Louis market at all five television stations that broadcast the news and some have won multiple Emmys.