Sports Journalism Concentration, Sports Communication (BA)

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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. 

Course Title Quarter Hours
JOUR 278NEWS REPORTING4
JOUR 368SPORTS REPORTING4
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)
RADIO BROADCASTING
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CHICAGO SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS
SPECIAL TOPICS (Topic: Legal Issues in Sports)
SPORTS PHOTOJOURNALISM
TOPICS IN SPORTS COMMUNICATION
SPORTS MEDIA RELATIONS
SPORTS CONTENT CREATION
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