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Sports Media

Richard L. Krause, M.A., M.S.J., Chair

To study sports media is to study the messages that professional and college sports teams and media outlets use to inform their target audiences through use of print and broadcast media and the emerging communication technologies, such as social media. The sports media major offers students two areas of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree: sports announcing and sports information/athletic communications. The objectives of the Sports Media major are to advance student skills in the areas of writing, editing, speaking/delivery, and social media production; to provide students with technical knowledge and experience in the fields of print and broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, and the visual arts; to develop students’ critical thinking skills so that they become thoughtful producers and consumers of media; and, to prepare students for graduate study in a related field of communication.

It is expected that a student in the sports media major program will complete field-related experiences, which may come from one or more of the following areas: the Yellow Jacket, WCYJ-FM, WCTV, the Waynesburg University Sports Network, the Sports Information Office, the Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, the Design Group, or any other field-related activity approved by the Department of Communication