Despite being hidden in the back of a little used building in the School of Communications, UMTV has consistently produced excellence with nine award-winning shows in the past few years. One of their most acclaimed shows, Sports Desk, just finished airing their third show of the year.
With 15 percent of Journalists losing their jobs in 2008, colleges and universities across the nation have been left scrambling to figure out the best way to prepare their students for the new demands in the workforce. Currently, UM’s undergraduate program offers both a print and broadcast journalism major, however, each major gives each student an opportunity to select 9 electives in the field so they can build their own track and get a well rounded curriculum. While many schools have decided to combine the broadcast and print journalism majors into one, UM has not yet followed suit.