Unlock your storytelling potential with a journalism and mass communication degree from OBU. Tailor your path by selecting between journalism and film/media production. In the journalism program, you will learn newswriting, feature writing, photography, editing and layout skills, while the media program equips you with camera operation, editing, filmmaking, and broadcast skills using industry-standard software. Prepare to make a meaningful impact in the world of communication with a faith-driven and comprehensive education.

Olivianna Calmes

Class of 2020

“As soon as I arrived on campus, I jumped in and wanted to experience all things OBU. I loved learning our school chant, Ka Rip!, taking in all the fun of Welcome Week, staying up late in the Geiger Center, and making new friends. I knew OBU was going to be a place for me to build close relationships with both classmates and professors.”

Benefits of OBU Journalism and Mass Communication Program

When you study journalism or film at OBU, you experience not only strong academics, but you also are equipped with a high level of technical skills to compete in a fast paced and ever-changing workplace.


As a journalism or film student, you will be involved in The Bison, OBU's weekly student newspaper; the Yahnseh, OBU’s annual yearbook; and/or OBU's weekly online newscast. Our students have won numerous awards for their outstanding work in the areas of journalism, news and film.

Incredible Education, Affordable Cost.

OBU provides a minimum $10,000 per year scholarship to every incoming first-time freshman and $8,000 to every incoming transfer student. And you could qualify for even more financial aid! Many of our students also receive money through federal Pell grants and OBU Bison Grants.

To get an estimate of what your cost to attend OBU might be, please check out our Net Price Calculator. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how affordable an OBU education really is. Especially considering the incredible academic quality, personal mentor relationships with faculty and staff, and strong Christian commitment you will experience at OBU. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else!

Program Information

Individual and Personal

Class sizes are small, providing you the perfect opportunity to build relationships with your classmates and professors that will last long after you leave Bison Hill.

Jobs Opportunities and Outcomes

Our graduates have gone on to work in a number of exciting roles, including:

  • CEO and Partner, ICG - Insight Creative Group
  • Reporter, WBRC FOX6, Birmingham
  • Evening Anchor, KARD Fox 14, West Monroe
  • Reporter, KOCO-TV, OKC
  • Marketing Specialist, Legacy Bank
  • PR Manager, Norman Art Museum
  • Communications, First Baptist Church, Broken Arrow
  • Producer, KFOR-TV, OKC
  • On-air personality, Big Country 99.5 & 98.5, Tulsa
  • Principal and Owner, Lampstand Story Company
  • Photographer, New York Times, Reuters
  • Copy Editor, Florida Baptist
  • Producer, Kakao Communications, South Korea
  • Reporter, Tri-County Herald
  • Reporter, Washington Times
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Oklahoma Sports Network
  • News Editor, Claremore Daily Progress
  • Managing Editor, Shawnee News-Star
  • Multimedia Technician, BGCO, OKC
  • Sports Reporter, KVII-TV, Amarillo
  • Sports Anchor, KOTV-TV, Tulsa


  • Two Mac labs running Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Large studio space used for video, photography and news broadcasts including a green screen
  • Two audio suites


  • Digital cameras for photography
  • Cannon C100’s
  • Blackmagic Studio cameras
  • Cannon XA60’s
  • Audio equipment including Zoom mics and Rode mics
  • production equipment - flashes, light kits, sliders, etc.

Faith Integration

We believe all truth is God’s truth; therefore, seeking truth in all areas of writing, reporting, editing and publication glorifies our Creator as we celebrate His creation—in all facets.

World-Class Faculty

OBU faculty are experts in their fields and will be with you every step of the way.

Benjamin Baxter

Benjamin Baxter

Chair, Division of Communication Arts
Associate Professor of Animation and Media Production

Holly Easttom

Holly Easttom

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Dr. Gary Rhodes

Dr. Gary Rhodes

Professor of Media Production

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