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The Sports Journalism concentration prepares students with the digital editing skills and ability to write across platforms to enter the fast-changing world of sports media. Students learn how to gather sports news, write and produce multimedia content on tight deadlines and are instructed by current and former professional journalists from world-famous outlets such as ESPN, Fox Sports, the Big Ten Network, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, WGN, 670 The Score, and NBC Sports Chicago. This concentration enables students to seek careers in traditional sports journalism in TV, radio, print, and digital outlets, along with positions with a variety of sports leagues, teams, organizations, and related entities.
|JOUR 278||NEWS REPORTING||4|
|JOUR 368||SPORTS REPORTING||4|
|Select two elective courses from the following:||8|
|ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD WORKSHOP (2.0 quarter hours)|
|RESEARCH PRACTICUM 1|
|INDEPENDENT STUDY 1|
|INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE REPORTING AND PRODUCTION|
|SPORTS TALK & MULTIMEDIA|
|JOURNALISM LAW AND ETHICS|
|TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Sports Content Creation)|
|TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Sports Producing)|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Online Sports Reporting)|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Opinion & Column Writing)|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Sports Blogging)|
|BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CHICAGO SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS|
|SPECIAL TOPICS (Topic: Legal Issues in Sports)|
|TOPICS IN SPORTS COMMUNICATION|
|SPORTS MEDIA RELATIONS|
|SPORTS CONTENT CREATION|
|FOX SPORTS UNIVERSITY|
Students may take up to 4 hours of credit in this course toward graduation requirements.