This class is the introduction to the best practices of sports journalism and more broadly, sports media. Journalism is no longer only the production of ink onto paper, and sports journalism is no exception in that dynamic. The moniker ‘toy department’ of journalism, which is how some would prefer to think of sports and sports coverage, belies the financial commitment made to sports and sports coverage.
You will be exposed to the history of sports media, in all forms – print, radio, TV, online, and mobile. You will be reporting and writing in all forms, including social media.
We will explore and discuss media presentation, gender and race, economics, and other topics that may pop up during the semester.
It is important to understand how and why messages are produced and presented as they are in American media.