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

Featured internship

Lauralys Shallow interned at Turner Sports in Atlanta as a production intern, where she edited and shadowed live sporting events and shows from the control room and studio. "You have an opportunity to spend weeks working with professionals in an industry you could find yourself working in the near future, so make connections, and be passionate about the work you are assigned."