Spanning the Digital Media Spectrum
College of Arts and Sciences
Degree Type: Undergraduate
From your first semester in the Media Communication program, you'll learn how to gather news, investigate hard-hitting stories, cover live events, shoot and edit video, gather and edit audio and even host a radio show.
At Doane University, we prefer hands-on learning. As a Media Communication major, you will have a chance to be published in the Owl, our weekly student newspaper. You will have the opportunity to be an online storyteller, posting video or print stories on the Doane Line, the student-produced website. You'll learn the ins and outs of radio as a DJ, music director or promotions manager. Photographers, writers and graphic designers can also submit to 1014 Magazine; a feature magazine published once a semester.
Producers and Directors
2018 Median Pay: $71,680 per year
Job Outlook: +5% from 2018-2028
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions.
Public Relations and Funding Managers
2018 Median Pay: $114,800 per year
Job Outlook: +8% from 2018-2028
Public relations managers direct the creation of materials that will enhance the public image of their employer or client. Fundraising managers coordinate campaigns that bring in donations for their organization.
Public Relations Specialist
2018 Median Pay: $60,000 per year
Job Outlook: +6% from 2018-2028
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent.
Doane students have presented research regarding newspaper designs at the Annual National College Media Convention. All Doane Media is operated by students, not censored, and students make all broadcasting and publishing decisions.
Past Internships Include:
- NBC News
- The Late Show with David Letterman
- The White House Communications Department
- Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Service
- Institute of Political Journalism
- The Lincoln Journal Star
- Sandhills Publishing
- American Cancer Society
- Nebraska School Activities Association
- Lincoln Saltdogs
- USA Track and Field
The Doane Difference
Gain Real-World Experience
Regardless of the platform you choose, our students gain real-work journalism experience in the classroom. If you're in a supervisory role, such as editor, station manager, or news director, we also pay you!
From the White House to Late Night
Doane alumni have covered manhunts of escaped convicts, worked as a press secretary in the United States Senate, began their own public relations firm, told stories for NBC News, shot a video for the Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey circus and worked for David Letterman.
Travel the Country
Students enrolled in Media Communications classes, or who are part of the Doane Student Media staff, can travel to media conventions and attend major news events in New York Cuty, Austin, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New Orleans.