School of Communication & Media

Journalism

You’re passionate about storytelling, about staying informed — and informing others — and you want to impact the world of journalism and media in truly profound ways.

You’re passionate about storytelling, about staying informed — and informing others — and you want to impact the world of journalism and media in truly profound ways. In a world of converging media, a great place to start is as a student in the journalism program at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida’s top Christian college. Through various courses in news producing, reporting, editing and more, you'll be prepared to work in various media outlets.

Your Courses & Classes

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Your Experience

At PBA, you'll:

  • Develop essential skills in writing, speaking and communication.
  • Experience an education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 19.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through internships with industry experts.
  • Have the opportunity to join the staff of the digital-only campus news organization, The Beacon
  • Enhance your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations.
  • Produce film productions that will premier at our annual student film festival.

Your Facilities and Equipment

You’ll have access to our 2,300-square-foot television studio, professional quality lighting and grip equipment, as well as Avid and ProTools editing systems.

Your Faculty

Your professors are accomplished professionals who bring real-world experience to the classroom. One professor won numerous awards as a reporter, photographer, columnist and editor with newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina. Dean Duane Meeks has served as the executive producer and faculty advisor to many student films, which have gone on to win numerous awards, including student Academy Awards, Cine Awards and Angel Awards. Professor of convergence journalism Israel Balderas is a 20-year news veteran who has earned awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Science, Florida Associated Press Broadcasters and the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas. Throughout his years, Balderas has covered major stories involving the Capital Hill and the White House as well as reporting on the 2000 presidential race. Balderas has also earned an Emmy Award for his TV journalism as well as an Emmy nomination as a TV Commentator. 


Speaking of PBA

“I learned a lot about journalism and teamwork. My professors at PBA had very high standards for my work, and that served me well in grad school, where even more was expected of me. Professors at UF commented that my work was very clean and detail-oriented. The professors at PBA really ingrained that in me.”
-- Laura Ammerman Mize, science writer, University of Florida, Health Science Center News and Communications