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Here’s a great opportunity for all you aspiring journalists! PBS along with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions is holding its annual YOU.report competition which invites high school and middle school students to submit journalistic video reports of no more than 5 minutes on the topic of: Made in Washington - How do decisions made in Washington affect your community?

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in each grade (6th-12th), and the winning submissions will be featured in a national web campaign.  The postmark deadline for entries is March 31st, 2009, and more details about submission requirements can be found on the.News website.  Good luck!

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Q: What’s a good college to attend if I want to major in mass communication (for broadcast journalism)?
–Karen, 18, Arlington, TX

A: There are a number of colleges and universities across the country with excellent programs for the study of broadcast journalism. The most important things to keep in mind as you narrow down your list are finding schools with an accredited broadcast journalism or mass communications department, a campus television or radio station equipped with up-to-date technology, a daily campus paper, and a track record of placing students in internships within the field of journalism. Below are a few suggestions to begin your research. For a complete list of accredited schools, visit the website for The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Ball State University, College of Communication, Information and Media

Northwestern, Medill School of Journalism
Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications
Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Texas State University—San Marcos, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications
University of Iowa, School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Journalism
University of North Carolina, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Southern California

First published on Seventeen’s College Q&A.

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