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Sports journalism is the fastest-growing sector of the news media industry, with continued growth on all platforms: specialty magazines, multimedia outlets, and TV channels and networks. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication's BA program in sports journalism gives students unparalleled preparation for careers in sports media and communications through courses such as sports writing, sports photography, sports strategic communications, and ethics and diversity in sports. Students also complete an internship and intensive professional experience in the school's sports bureau, either in Phoenix or Los Angeles. Internship partners include professional sports teams, Arizona State University athletics, local, regional, and national sports media outlets like ESPN, Fox Sports the Pac-12 Networks, and more.
Sports Journalism (BA)
Journalism & Mass Communication, Walter Cronkite School of
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Students in the sports journalism program are prepared for careers in all aspects of the media including print, broadcast, online and mobile. Positions include sports writers, reporters, producers, television anchors, multimedia associates, social media specialists, and strategic communications and public relations project coordinators.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Multimedia Artists and Animators||6%||$63,630|
|Communications Teachers, Postsecondary||9.7%||$62,550|
|Film and Video Editors||17.6%||$57,210|
|Advertising and Promotions Managers||4.7%||$96,720|
|Radio and Television Announcers||-14.3%||$29,790|
|Broadcast News Analysts||-12.6%||$61,450|
|Reporters and Correspondents||-8.5%||$36,000|
|Media and Communication Workers, All Other||10.3%||$45,860|
|Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||7.1%||$101,510|
|Public Relations Specialists||6.2%||$55,680|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).