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schools/colleges for a reporter / tv host?

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I have been researching schools for becoming a multi-media related careers.
If you could kindly suggest some schools, thank you!
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Latisha’s Answer

Hi I did not find any relevant programs in Vancouver however Washington State which is near by has several schools with programs with a concentration in broadcasting. They range from 4 year, 2 year to technical colleges.

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Careers in broadcasting generally require some postsecondary training in video production, sound recording, and broadcast engineering. Aspiring broadcast news analysts, directors and producers of radio or television productions can earn a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or a related field. Students interested in pursuing career opportunities as camera technicians, video editors or sound engineers may choose associate-level or certificate programs in movie making or video production, available at several 2-year community college or technical schools in Washington.

Here is a list of some of the schools:
Bates Technical College
Bellevue College
Central Washington University
Gonzaga University
Washington State University
Yakima Valley Community College

Good luck!!

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John’s Answer

Cynthia broadcasting professionals can be news analysts, reporters or correspondents. To get started in the field, they need at least a bachelor's degree in communications or journalism, supplemented by experience an internship. Most work their way up in the profession, starting at small stations and moving on to larger markets as they gain experience. A bachelor's degree with courses in reporting, media law and news writing, along with internship experience, are what it takes to get started in the broadcasting field. Career advancement is usually tied to experience in broadcasting. Broadcasters need good communication skills, especially an ability to speak properly and articulate words. The ones who work for television stations need to be comfortable in front of a camera. Broadcasters can work with large teams of different professionals including reporters, guests, producers and production teams. The hours they work can vary and may include late night or early morning assignments.

Broadcasters typically must obtain a bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or a related major. These programs may prepare individuals to work in all areas of the broadcasting industry including production and digital technology. Some communications schools have their own radio or television station that allows students to gain experience performing live broadcasts. A practicum in broadcasting may be required by some curricula. Broadcasting, communications and journalism majors can share courses with one another. These programs include coursework in reporting, news writing, communication theory and media law. In addition to the major requirements, students may be required to take statistics, research and introductory communications courses. Senior capstone requirements can include internships with media organizations or the production and presentation of a broadcast.

Hope this is helpful Cynthia

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Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, Canada
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Humber College Institute of Technology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Stacy’s Answer

I majored in Broadcast Journalism at American University in Washington, DC. Its a very a good program, although I did not go that path with my career. I am instead a marketing director at a Fortune 100 company. My advice to you would be to make sure you take a wide range of classes to have have a broad knowledge once you get into your career. You will be most valuable to an employer if you have are able to understand and apply thought to all of the stories you are working.
Hope this helps!
Stacy

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Zahanine’s Answer

Hello,
Although McGill doesn't offer courses specifically designed to prepare students to work in the radio, television, film or telecommunications, it does have a very good Communication Studies program that you may want to look into. Post pandemic, try and visit the campus, it's a beautiful one and both the students and administration are very friendly and helpful. Also, keep your options open as there are several ways to get a great education in journalism or communications that will lead to broadcasting. If you're willing to look in the US, be sure and check out Pennsylvania State University, their Communication program is outstanding.

Stay safe and Good Luck!

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Thank you for your school suggestion! I'll be sure to check out both of those ! Cynthia M.

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