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Sports Journalism Concentration

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
CMN 292
ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD WORKSHOP (2.0 quarter hours)
CMN 397
RESEARCH PRACTICUM 1
CMN 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY 1
JOUR 280
INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE REPORTING AND PRODUCTION
JOUR 309
SPORTS TALK & MULTIMEDIA
JOUR 361
JOURNALISM LAW AND ETHICS
JOUR 376
TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Sports Content Creation)
JOUR 376
TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Sports Producing)
JOUR 377
SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Online Sports Reporting)
JOUR 377
SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Opinion & Column Writing)
JOUR 377
SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Sports Blogging)
MCS 339
RADIO BROADCASTING
MGT 341
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CHICAGO SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS
MGT 398
SPECIAL TOPICS (Topic: Legal Issues in Sports)
SPRTCMN 276
SPORTS PHOTOJOURNALISM
SPRTCMN 300
TOPICS IN SPORTS COMMUNICATION
SPRTCMN 374
SPORTS MEDIA RELATIONS
SPRTCMN 375
SPORTS CONTENT CREATION
SPRTCMN 397
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