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.
At PBA, you'll:
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 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. Another spent several years as a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor in Washington, D.C. Dr. Michael Ray Smith is a board member of the Magazine Training International, a writing program for missionaries worldwide. In 2015 College Media Advisers presented Smith with the Noel Ross Strader Memorial Award for exercising the principle of freedom of the press "at some risk to personal or professional welfare." He is the only professor in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities to receive this national recognition for his lifetime of work in student advising. In an independent search, journalismdegrees.org recognized Smith as one of “Top 50 journalism professors for 2012." Dr. Smith has written seven books, 12 journal articles, and hundreds of articles for the popular press.
“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