Minor in Sports Journalism

The Minor in Sports Journalism provides students a strong foundation and marketable skills necessary to conceptualize, develop, research, interview, create and deliver traditional, multimedia, broadcast, and social media sports journalism content. Sports journalism content includes news issues, events, narrative and linear journalistic storytelling techniques, history, global sports and media relationships, social media, sports terminology, game play, rules, equipment and processes, and impact on society at all levels. Students will demonstrate critical thinking combined with journalistic frame working, enabling professional content, context and ethics across global media platforms and audiences.

Eligibility


The minor in Sports Journalism, which is administered by the School of Journalism, is available to students who are enrolled in the Journalism major at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students interested in a journalism study abroad experience may contact the advisor for the minor. The study abroad experience is a 6 credit experience taken under a special section of JRN 492.

Application Process

Students who plan to apply to the program should complete an application and submit it to the School of Journalism.

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Program Requirements

Once accepted to the minor, you will meet with your Journalism advisor to plan future enrollment. With the approval of the Journalism department, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

Minor Requirements

Have questions or need more information? Please reach out to:

Advisor Contact
Julie Hagopian 
Lead Advisor 
hagopia9@msu.edu

(517) 432-2634

Faculty Contact
Joanne Gerstner
Sports Journalist in Residence 
joanneg@msu.edu
(517) 884-4785