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 joining 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. The reporting track includes new sports courses and the essentials from the news/editorial specialization. The promotions track adds new sports courses to the essentials of the advertising specialization. The specialization is awaiting official university approval and will not be offered until then. A sport reporting class offered in the fall of 2011 would count toward the specialization's requirements as well as any other journalism specialization.
Sports Media Reporting and Promotion Curricula
Total = 33 credit hours