Radio-Television Sports Journalism (Interdisciplinary)

Radio-Television Sports Journalism (Interdisciplinary)

This interest area prepares students for a career in sports journalism. Covering sports today requires not only knowing the games, but also knowing the larger financial, legal and ethical issues in sports. Students in this interest area work across media platforms in covering games, finding in-depth issue and feature stories and covering breaking news in sports. Students choose a core course of study in the radio-television journalism emphasis area. Students then pick from a wide range of electives to round out their skills and work in other media. Electives include everything from advanced reporting and editing to business journalism, to social media techniques and community outreach.

Bachelor of Journalism Degree Requirements

Upper-Division Journalism Core (6)

All journalism students must take the following courses at the upper-division level:

  • JOURN 3000 History of American Journalism (3 Credits) or JOURN 4568 History of Photojournalism (3 Credits). JOURN 3000 or JOURN 4568 should be taken in the junior year.
  • JOURN 4000 Communications Law (3 Credits). JOURN 4000 also should be taken in the junior year.

Required Journalism Classes (18)

  • JOURN 4300 Broadcast News I (3)
  • JOURN 4306 Broadcast News II (3)
  • JOURN 4308 Broadcast News III (3)
  • JOURN 4422 Sports Journalism (3)
  • JOURN 4814 Multimedia Sports Journalism (3)
    • Note: Students who want to do sports reporting with KOMU-TV must be enrolled in or have taken JOURN 4308 Broadcast News III.

Take one of these capstones:

    • JOURN 4974 Advanced Internet Applications for Radio/TV News (3) CAPSTONE or
    • JOURN 4976 Seminar in Radio/TV News (3) CAPSTONE or
    • JOURN 4978 Media Management and Leadership (3) CAPSTONE

Suggested Journalism Electives (7)

  • JOURN 4150 Using Infographics (1)
  • JOURN 4320 Advanced Broadcast Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4406 Newspaper Editing (3)
  • JOURN 4410 Intermediate Writing (3)
  • JOURN 4148 Interviewing Essentials (1)
  • JOURN 4416 Science Health and Environmental Writing (3)
  • JOURN 4436 Investigative Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4438 Business and Economics Reporting (3)
  • JOURN 4440 Mapping for Stories and Graphics (2)
  • JOURN 4508 Information Graphics (3)
  • JOURN 4510 Visual Communication (3)
  • JOURN 4550 Basic Photography and Photo Editing (3)
  • JOURN 4950 Understanding Audiences (3)
  • JOURN 4700 Participatory Journalism (3)
  • JOURN 4718 Law and the Courts (3)
  • JOURN 4728 Confronting Controls on Information (3)
  • JOURN 4738 Language, Thought and Behaviors in Journalism (3)
  • JOURN 4940 Internship in Journalism (3-6)
  • JOURN 4986 Advanced Writing (3)