Sports Journalism (BA)

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 Cronkite School's sports journalism program 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 in the program cover Major League Baseball spring training, the Olympics, and other major sporting events for major market media partners. Students also complete an internship and intensive professional experience in the school's Phoenix or Los Angeles sports bureaus.

Degree Offered

Sports Journalism (BA)
Journalism & Mass Communication, Walter Cronkite School of


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Students in the sports journalism program will be 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.

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