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B.S. in Digital Media & Journalism: Sports Journalism

Residential B.S. in Digital Media & Journalism: Sports Journalism Degree

Develop the skills you need for an exciting career in sports journalism through a variety of platforms like broadcast, social media, and online and print writing. With a  B.S. in Digital Media & Journalism: Sports Journalism from Liberty University, you’ll learn how to pursue truth as you develop story ideas, gather information from sources, and accurately communicate to your audiences.

Gain investigative techniques required to cover sports issues and personal stories of athletes in a wide variety of sports. Learn how to approach professional and para-professional athletes respectfully and in such a way as to get the stories that sports fans want to hear and know.

Learn from industry-savvy professors who are grounded in their Christian faith. You can also apply your skills and foster industry relationships through internship opportunities.

Beyond the classroom, you can gain experience right here on campus with the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) as it produces multiple sportscasts of Liberty athletics each week. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to 90.9 The Light (WQLU), a Christian music station that features sportscasts of local games. You can also write and produce content for one of the largest weekly community newspapers in Central Virginia, the Liberty Champion. The Champion’s content is distributed in both print and online formats. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to deliver and produce sports content in two state-of-the-art television studios and control rooms.

Student Media Lab

Housing more than a million dollars worth of equipment, the Student Media Lab is a crucial catalyst for hands-on learning in the Digital Media and Journalism department. Our students have access to industry-standard cameras, audio equipment, lighting gear, and other support equipment – all available for check-out. The student media lab also offers weekly training workshops for various featured equipment. Training is enhanced by the student media lab’s private editing suite that includes coloring stations and access to a variety of editing software.

Academics for the B.S. in Digital Media & Journalism: Sports Journalism

Credit Hours

120 total hours

Degree Plan

Digital Media & Journalism (BS): Sports Journalism

Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements

Featured Sports Journalism Courses

  • Sports Broadcasting (DIGI 340)
  • TV & Digital Reporting/Production (DIGI 343)
  • Producing Digital News (JOUR 345)
  • News Writing & Reporting II (JOUR 354)
  • Digital Magazine Writing & Ed (JOUR 374)
  • Intro to Documentary Filmmaking (CINE 260) or
  • Live Sports Production (DIGI 451)

Start Your Career in Sports Journalism

Sports Journalism Career Opportunities

  • Radio sports reporter
  • Tv sports reporter
  • Sports writer
  • Radio sports
  • Talk host
  • Radio sports update anchor
  • Tv sports anchor/host
  • Play-by-play broadcaster
  • Color commentary
  • Sideline reporter
  • Sports director
  • Sports information director
  • Documentary production
  • Social media writer
  • Social media editor
  • Multimedia packaging for web/mobile
  • Promotional writing/packaging
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