Oklahoma Baptist University

News and Information

Holly Easttom
Assistant Professor of Journalism
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News and Information is part of the Communication Arts division in the College of Fine Arts.

My degree options:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in News and Information

What makes an OBU News and Information degree special?

When you graduate from OBU in news and information, you will understand the history of mass communication, the theories of mediated communication, and ethical and legal issues. In addition, news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, online writing, layout/design, photography, and editing are part of your preparation.

News and information students can expect to be involved in The Bison, OBU's weekly student newspaper and News30, OBU's weekly television newscast. Both student media productions have won numerous awards for comprehensive, quality news.

What are OBU grads doing with their News and Information degrees?

  • Copy Editor –- Florida Baptist
  • Denver Post
  • Arkansas Graphic Design
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Oklahoma Sports Network
  • Technical Consultant, Dallas
  • Managing Editor, Shawnee News-Star
  • PR Editor, Louisiana newspaper

Departmental extras:

The Bison and Yahnseh staffs have the opportunity to attend out of state media centered conferences and workshops.

Guest speakers offer information on national publications, internship opportunities, and portfolio creation.