The Sports Media Relations option provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to work as sports media professionals. Students learn about 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. Sports Media Relations students learn and practice writing and production for multiple platforms and multimedia. They also learn to navigate the ever-changing social media landscape to promote teams and athletes. Students learn to think critically, produce creatively, write precisely, process information quickly, interview thoughtfully, manage people, and develop an excellent work ethic.
Completion time: 39 semester hours required for the major and 30 hours in liberal arts and a non-journalism speciality; 120 hours required for graduation
Accreditation: Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication