Hours Required52 credit hours
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Do From Day One
Get Hands-on Experience
Find Your Academic Community
The Experience Lab
Work with faculty liaisons and professional mentors to build your academic skill set and explore your interests in one of CoJMC’s media outlets, like UNLimited Sports. UNLimited Sports is a student-run publication in which you can be a media professional on the sidelines or in the broadcast booth. Write and report stories, interview athletes or gather content at sporting events.
Sports Media Club is a great way to get involved, network with other students and learn more about what it’s like to work in the sports media career field. Tour organizations like Hudl, a sports technology company based in Lincoln, and hear from Husker alumni and professionals who work in athletics.
In CoJMC’s two learning communities, Media Smarts and Press Box, students live together and learn together as they prepare for the future through academic, social and professional activities, events and media field trips to learn from professionals in the industry.
Introduction to Sports Media and Communication (SPMC 150)
Examines the primary concepts and conflicts in contemporary sports communication.
Beginning Sports Writing for News and Promotion (SPMC 250)
Introduction to a variety of writing styles and techniques to develop effective sports-oriented communications for diverse audiences and media.
Sports Writing and Reporting (SPMC 326)
Sports reporting through clear writing; principles of sports stories; thinking critically about sports media; fundamentals of good reporting and writing apply to sports.
Sports Data Visualization and Analytics (SPMC 350)
Using brainpower and software to understand and analyze raw data related to sports.
Sports Broadcasting (BRDC 375)
Broadcast sports reporting; play-by-play sports reporting.
Sports Media Relations and Promotions (SPMC 464)
Issues in sports media relations and integrated marketing communications. Background of the unpredictable nature of the sports industry and relationships with the media.
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Outside the Classroom
John Shrader, Associate Professor
John Shrader teaches sports and broadcasting courses, specializing in all aspects of sports media and broadcast presentation, reporting and writing. He is the coordinator of the Sports Media and Communication major.
Academics & Experiential Learning
- The checkout room in Andersen Hall has any type of equipment you need to create media for class or personal projects, from various types of cameras and lighting equipment to audio recorders and production mixers.
- An in-house Career Development Specialist is available to help you with career preparedness. Discuss internships, careers, resumes, cover letters and even practice with mock interviews.
- Most students end their collegiate careers with multiple jobs and internships under their belts.
- Find your academic community as you connect with students, faculty and staff who will lead you to new opportunities in and out of the classroom.
- Become a CoJMC Ambassador to share your story with prospective students and build leadership and communication skills.
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