Sports Journalism, MA
Director: Brian Moritz, Ph.D.
We are committed to preparing students to be extraordinary and ethical gatherers, analyzers, designers, and communicators of information to diverse audiences. We value creativity and analysis equally, and prepare students to use symphonic thinking in the quest for creative solutions to communications problems. Operating with a reverence for freedom of expression, in an open web environment, we emphasize an understanding our social impact worldwide as professional communicators. We promote personal responsibility, accuracy, professional standards, diversity and ethical principles in all that we do.
The Jandoli School's Master of Arts in Sports Journalism is designed for people with a desire to become sports journalists in a variety of news organizations.
This program was developed with Jandoli School alumni who are leaders in sports journalism and includes their input on what sports journalist need to be able to do to be successful.
Students will learn the foundational tenants of journalism and apply those best ideals to become leaders in producing ethical journalism for diverse audiences in the digital world.
Building on more than 70 years of educating top journalists and communicators in the Jandoli School, this program will refine your writing skills, deepen your reporting chops and understanding of the critical issues in sports media and prepare you with a digital skillset to reimagine how stories can be told.
To be admitted into the Master of Arts in Sports Journalism program, students must present
- Undergraduate transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Submission of a writing sample
|SPORTS JOURNALISM TODAY|
|WRITING AND EDITING|
|SOCIAL MEDIA STORYTELLING|
|BUSINESS OF SPORTS MEDIA|
|ART OF THE SPORTS INTERVIEW|
|DIGITAL PROJECT I: RESEARCH|
|DIGITAL PROJECT II: REPORTING|
|DIGITAL PROJECT III: PRESENTATION|
To be awarded the Master of Arts in Sports Journalism, a student will be evaluated on:
- A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- Completion of all 30 credits
- Successful presentation of a digital journalism project