Broadcast and Electronic Media Studies


The Broadcast and Electronic Media Studies Program provides students with the worldview and skills necessary for creative and responsible work in the television and radio industries. Broadcasting majors are taught to emphasize work that makes a positive difference in their communities and the broader world.

To master their technical skills, students put on a series of live shows that air on GUTV, cable channel 15, which is accessible in the greater Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, viewing area. GUTV also posts its broadcasts on its YouTube channel ( Students engage in all aspects of the creation and production of these shows, including on-air roles, camera work, directing, mixing audio, using field cameras and non-linear editing.

The program offers a class in live sporting events, during which students gain experience broadcasting games from Gonzaga’s remote-production truck.

Internships in broadcasting-centric workplaces allow students to transfer knowledge and experience acquired in classes to the professional world. Each semester, Spokane’s television and radio news organizations invite our students to work alongside professionals in a range of appropriate roles. University credits toward major course requirements are available for internships, which must be approved by the faculty.

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502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0022
Phone: (509) 313-6662

Dan Garrity
Senior Lecturer
Broadcast Studies Program Director
(509) 313-6689

Mike Fitzsimmons
(509) 313-6607

Bob Lyons, S.J.
Associate Professor
(509) 313-5502