Sports Media

Career possibilities

  • Play-by-play announcer
  • Sports writer
  • Sideline reporter
  • Producer
  • Videographer
  • Content manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Director of communications
  • Social media specialist
  • Photographer
  • Sports broadcaster
A student takes photos with a long range lens at a football game.

52,700 U.S. residents are employed as sports announcers

187 million tweets were published about the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

103 millionpeople watched Super Bowl LII

The specializations available to you depend on your degree program and concentration, so be sure to check with your academic adviser before making any curriculum choices.

Zach Osterman

Don’t be afraid to try the unknown, and don’t ever be afraid of a new challenge. It’s how we make this business — and our work — better.

Zach Osterman, BAJ’09, IU Insider at IndyStar

National Sports Journalism Center

The National Sports Journalism Center connects IU students to the sports journalism industry through internships, interactions with sports media professionals, extracurricular training and sponsored work-study opportunities.

Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology

The Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology allows students to use cutting-edge technology and equipment to hone their media production skills and produce high-quality professional content.