Sports Media Career | School of Journalism | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Mass Communication and Media Arts

Sports Media

Thinking about a career in sports media?

The proliferation of sports programming in both traditional and new media is triggering an increasing demand for graduates with sports production, sports promotion and sports journalism backgrounds.

The School of Journalism and the Radio-Television Department are joined forces to establish specializations in both academic units.

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The School of Journalism's specialization has two tracks: one prepares students for sports reporting, the other for sports promotion. 

Students learn to report and edit sports news and develop sports promotion programs.

Students in the sports media program take classes in

  • news writing for print and broadcast
  • photography
  • videotaping
  • media law
  • editing
  • graphic design
  • specialized sports reporting courses

Courses in the sports media specialization... 



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