Have you ever wondered how to re-create that final moment of an important game for someone who wasn’t able to see it? With sports center and ESPN expanding their broadcast to 24 hours, more free-lance sports journalist opportunities are becoming available and younger writers are teaming up with ESPN to score a story with some of their favorite athletes. On Freelancefacts.com, they cover the ins and outs of sports journalism, and how you can create a career by being a freelance reporter.
Although sports journalism may be a great opportunity and entertaining industry to break into, it requires a lot if not more research and knowledge than other topics for a journalism career. Such as knowing teams rivalries, knowing when and where teams are playing, knowing how to make the audience feel the pressure before the last minute buzzer, and most important, knowing how to meet a deadline.
With sports being such a popular entertainment source for society, sports journalists are finding it hard to keep up with, and readers are having a hard time trusting what information may be legitimate and what articles are trying to expose news sports faster but not necessarily correct.
Tim Franklin director of the IU National Sports Journalism Center said in a recent interview, “With this explosion of information, however, come profound questions for the sports media industry and those who rely on it for news and entertainment.” “What information can you trust?” he asked. And, “Is information being injected into the media bloodstream before its ready or been verified?”
Credit to Sportstvjobs.com and Tim Franklin director of the IU National Sports Journalism Center
Below is a list of the top Sports journalism schools. Compliments of Educationportal.com. Enjoy!
Sports Journalism Schools and Colleges in the U.S. by Student Enrollment
College/University Student Population Institution Type
The University of Texas at Austin 49,984 4-year, Public
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 44,406 4-year, Public
Indiana University-Bloomington 40,354 4-year, Public
University of Maryland-College Park 37,000 4-year, Public
California State University-Northridge 36,208 4-year, Public
University of North Texas 34,830 4-year, Public
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis 30,300 4-year, Public
University of Kansas 29,365 4-year, Public
West Virginia University 28,840 4-year, Public
Troy University 28,303 4-year, Public
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 22,995 4-year, Public
Ohio University-Main Campus 21,369 4-year, Public
Webster University 19,154 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Miami University-Oxford 17,191 4-year, Public
University of Nevada-Reno 16,867 4-year, Public
University of Mississippi -Main Campus 15,289 4-year, Public
Utah State University 15,099 4-year, Public
Marshall University 13,573 4-year, Public
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 12,753 4-year, Public
Columbia College Chicago 12,464 4-year, Private not-for-profit