The Lemke Newsroom | About

In the Lemke Newsroom …

  • Students work closely with editors for a semester and get real-life reporting and newsgathering experience.
  • Each year, the Newsroom accepts up to 15 students who have applied after completing the prerequisites:
    • Fundamentals of Journalism
    • Media & Society
    • 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 take additional classes or commit to work at a job between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Journalism department 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 in the Fall 2016 semester, email Professor Gerald Jordan at