I am a senior graduating this May, and I'm wondering what degree I should pursue if I want to be a sports broadcaster. What degree(s) did you obtain?
As someone who has been involved in sports my entire life, sports broadcasting seems like an intriguing career for me. I believe I understand sports extremely well and I even do my own analysis of some games. In addition, I have a 4.14 GPA and I am curious as to what steps to take after high school.
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What everyone else said is great. I'd add that for a degree in Journalism, I highly recommend my alma mater, the Missouri School of Journalism. It's the top undergraduate Journalism program in the country and gives you the opportunity for real-world experience as an undergrad. It also opens the door to prestigious internships while in school and amazing job opportunities after.
A select number of schools also offer Sports Journalism degrees https://study.com/sports_journalism_colleges.html
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While broadcasting seems like a fun and maybe even glamorous job, it is no picnic. I know that preparation and knowledge of sports (the rules, the history, the strategy, etc) is so important. My son actually takes the time to study professional broadcasters in order to further develop his own style. And he knows a lot about games that happened well before he was born. Networking is also pretty important. It helps to build relationships in the field. It is important to pick a school that specializes in sports broadcasting so that you can even interact with alumni.
I am personally very envious of my son's career choice. God blessed him with talent in this field, and he is pursuing it with passion. I would love to do that for a living, but God gave me talents in other areas. I pray that he and his classmates are all successful.