The Lemke Newsroom

The Lemke Newsroom offers students an opportunity to work closely with editors for a semester and to get real-life reporting and news-gathering experience. Each year, the Newsroom accepts up to 15 students who have applied after completing the prerequisites: News Reporting I and interviews with the Newsroom faculty.

The Newsroom is offered in the fall semester only. The block of classes, taught daily by three professors, includes News Reporting II, Editing, Multimedia Journalism, Visual Journalism and Broadcast I.

Students are assigned to the Newsroom exclusively for the semester. Students should not attempt to take additional classes or commit to work at a job between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Most of the work commitment to the Newsroom is, at a minimum, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, but students should allow schedule flexibility for interviews and news assignments.

Journalism school graduates must be able to produce and edit content on a variety of platforms to remain competitive in a changing job market. The Newsroom presents a strong multimedia component.

If you would like to apply for the Lemke Newsroom, email Professor Gerald Jordan,