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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.

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

The Sports Media specialization requires 33 credit hours from the following courses, plus two approved JRNL electives.

Course ID

Credit Hours

Course Title

JRNL 301

3

Principles of Advertising/IMC

JRNL 302

3

Copywriting for Advertising/IMC

JRNL 304

3

Placing Advertising/IMC Messages in the Media

JRNL 310

3

Writing for the Mass Media

JRNL 311

3

Reporting and News Writing

JRNL 312

3

Editing

JRNL 332

3

Journalism Law

JRNL 335

3

Graphic Communication

JRNL 407

3

Social Issues and Advertising/IMC

JRNL 481

3

Sports Reporting

JRNL 488

3

Sports Communication and Promotion