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Sport Communication

Sport Communication

The Sport Communication major provides students with a strong foundation for a career in the sports communication industry. Areas of emphasis include sports journalism, sports production and public/media relations for sports organizations. Students learn the structure and techniques of  sports communication as both journalism and entertainment. The Sport Communication major prepares students to tell sports stories through analysis, research, writing, audio/visual elements and performance. Students participate in the broadcast coverage of athletic events and learn to work as members of sports broadcast production teams in the studio and on location in preparation for career opportunities as on-air talent, producing live and studio sports programs for media outlets, and providing media content for sports organizations.

Student Chapter of the National Sports Media Association

  • Hosted ESPN’s Bob Ryan as a guest speaker
  • Attended the Buster Olney Sports Reporting Workshop, Nashville, TN
  • Toured IMG-College Sports Productions, Winston-Salem, NC

Three Career Tracks Within Sport Communication

  • Sports Announcing/Reporting for Broadcast/Digital/Print Media
  • Public/Media Relations/Social Media for Sports Organizations
  • Studio/Field/Live Coverage Sports Production

Internships

  • Atlantic Coast Conference
  • HPU Athletics
  • Major League Baseball
  • New York Mets
  • Greensboro Grasshoppers (Class A affiliate Miami Marlins)
  • Hartford Yard Goats (Class AA affiliate Colorado Rockies)
  • NHL Network
  • Raycom Sports Media
  • Fox 8 News WGHP-TV High Point
  • WSNV-TV 7 News Miami, FL
  • Turner Sports: NBA on TNT
  • ESPN Radio
  • New England Sports Network (NESN)
  • Washington Wizards
  • Washington Redskins

Student Opportunities

HPU-TV Triad News

  • Newscast streamed live on YouTube channel
  • Sport Communication students contribute 1:30-2:00 minute sportscast for each show
  • Anchor sportscast/produce packages/live shots (using FaceTime)

Sports Link

  • Produced by HPU athletic department with fulltime multimedia specialist responsible for production
  • Live stream telecast of all home sporting events for the Big South Network (over 70 events)
  • Student responsibilities include PBP/color analyst/camera operator/replay/graphics/director

HPUR

  • Internet student radio station
  • Students produce sports talk shows

Panther Report

  • 15-minute weekly sports show produced by students

Sports Broadcasting Class

  • Students write scripts, anchor sportscasts and provide reports for Triad News
  • Students participate with Sports Link and Panther Report
  • Students contribute a number of podcasts

Other Student Opportunities

  • Sports Writer in Residence Bob Ryan- ESPN
  • Internships with local media
  • Internships with ACC (Greensboro)
  • Internships with local professional sports teams: two minor league baseball teams and an NBA Development League team

Alumni Employers

  • Yale University Sports, New Haven, CT
  • Georgia Swarm, Atlanta, GA
  • Gazelle Group, Princeton, NJ
  • MLB Commissioner’s Office, New York, NY
  • New York Mets, New York, NY
  • New Jersey Devils, Newark, NJ
  • Univ. of Vermont Sports, Burlington, VT
  • WEPM Radio, Martinsburg, WV

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CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.

(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
admiss@highpoint.edu

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