If you really wanted to get a feel of how the Missouri School of Journalism works, I invite you to take a look at the broadcast track every potential TV/Radio journalism major faces. Lordy.
This school is so hellbent on getting you firsthand experience through your classes. Broadcast I-III all involve eventually doing more and more for KBIA and KOMU. These are professional journalism outlets who rely solely on students for a majority of their content.
I dare you to find any other school in the country that does this. You are literally being thrown into the fire as soon as you enter the fray. With journalism being an experience-driven field, that’s what this school heaps on you from the start.
With all of that responsibility surely comes a great deal of time commitment. They want you to take 12 credit hours when taking Broadcast II, just so you can have as much time as possible to commit to your stories. It’s quite the reality check.
Some may consider the commitments daunting, and I can totally see why. Much falls on the shoulders of students, but I think it will ultimately pay off. There’s a reason this establishment is considered the best in the business. And this has got to be the main reason why.
It’s the Missouri Method in full form. I can’t wait to dive into it.