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Studying broadcasting at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln means being part of the next generation to take over the media landscape, whether you want to be a star or behind the scenes. From day one, you’ll gain hands-on experience inside and outside the classroom, like producing a live television newscast, DJing the campus radio station, working with HuskerVision or entering the Hearst Audio Competition—all before you graduate.

The Nebraska Difference


Do From Day One


Get Hands-on Experience 


Find Your Academic Community

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Program Features

The Experience Lab

Work with faculty liaisons and professional mentors to build your academic skill set and explore your professional interests in one of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) media outlets. From hosting the campus radio station or broadcasting a game to producing the student Newscast, there are numerous opportunities to gain experience in your field.  

Global Eyewitness

Through Global Eyewitness, you’ll have the opportunity to travel and develop compelling stories that connect problems with possibilities. Previous locations include the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Kenya, Mongolia and South Africa.  

Learning Communities

In CoJMC’s two learning communities, Media Smarts and Press Box, students live together and learn together as they prepare for the future through academic, social and professional activities, events and media field trips to learn from professionals in the industry.

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Notable Courses

Communication Design Modules (JOMC 130-134)

A module-based series of classes centered around Adobe Creative Suite. These modules give students hands-on experience through audio, layout, mobile, photo, typography and video assignments.

Audio Content Creation (BRDC 227)

The basics of audio and sound. Learn about tools for electronic media applications. Host shifts on the campus radio station and utilize audio production studios.

Media Writing and Content Development (BRDC 260)

Write scripts and prepare materials for cable and online production and presentation. Awareness of diverse audiences and legal and ethical practices of written electronic media.

Video Production (BRDC 269)

Basic techniques, processes and systems of video production. Hands-on learning with cameras, lenses, mounting equipment and field lighting. Picture composition, videotape editing, and audio.

Television Production (BRDC 328)

A behind-the-scenes look at how a newscast is run with a state-of-the-art production booth as the classroom.

Broadcast Performance (BRDC 477)

A cumulation of all skills acquired in previous broadcasting classes. Gain experience reporting in front of a live camera. Tapings and critiques.

Huskers Do Big Things


  • TODAY Show intern, NBC News
  • Newsroom intern, KOLN/KGIN 1011 News
  • Color commentator, Big Ten Network
  • Production intern, HuskerVision


  • Digital producer, CNN Politics
  • Morning reporter, 1011 News
  • Video production assistant, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Radio broadcaster, Lincoln Saltdogs

Graduate Schools

  • M.A., Professional Journalism, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • M.A., Journalism, University of Missouri
  • M.M.C, Master of Mass Communication, Arizona State University
  • M.S, Master of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University

Outside the Classroom


Academics & Experiential Learning

  • The checkout room in Andersen Hall has any type of equipment you need to create media for class or personal projects, from various types of cameras and lighting equipment to audio recorders and production mixers.

Career Preparedness

  • An in-house Career Development Specialist is available to help you with career preparedness. Discuss internships, careers, resumes, cover letters and even practice with mock interviews. 
  • Most students end their collegiate careers with multiple jobs and internships under their belts.


  • Find your academic community as you connect with students, faculty and staff who will lead you to new opportunities in and out of the classroom. 
  • Become a CoJMC Ambassador to share your story with prospective students and build leadership and communication skills. 

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the Broadcasting major or navigating the application process, contact us.

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Contact Name
Alex Fernando
Contact Title
Assistant Director of Recruitment