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The Sports Media Relations option provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to work as sports media professionals.
Students learn and practice skills related to the fundamentals of working with the media, athletes and coaches, managing crisis situations, recording statistics, writing game reports, marketing teams, organizing press conferences, and managing game events. They also learn to navigate the ever-changing social media landscape to promote teams and athletes and to write and produce across multiple platforms and multimedia. Our students learn to think critically, produce creatively, write precisely, process information quickly, interview thoughtfully, manage people, and develop an excellent work ethic.
Sports Media Relations graduates are prepared to cover sports for news media organizations and to work for collegiate and professional athletic organizations. Our alum cover the NBA, Super Bowls and other big sports events as reporters and anchors. They also work as sports information directors, social media managers, website content producers and more. As with all our Journalism programs, students graduate with strong critical thinking and hands-on skills foundational for any job.
Sports Media Relations students need to complete 6 semester hours of JOU elective coursework. Students may select any JOU prefix course as an elective, except JOU 1000G.