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What would you recommend the best route is to get into sports media?

Hey! I'm interested in going into sports media.

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Raven’s Answer

- Start working for your school newspaper and/or broadcasting club to build your skills and gain experience in this field
- While you're in high school, start researching and visiting schools with good sports broadcasting/media/journalism programs that you are interested in
- Once you become a junior/senior start applying to the colleges from above that you are most interested in attending
- Once you are accepted to a college and attend, maintain good grades, but also make sure you are getting involved in internships on and off campus that will give you hands-on experience working with/for sports teams and their media outlets
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Marc’s Answer

Start covering sports for your school newspaper/web page. Also, take photography courses that will increase your value. Of course, quality writing is a must. Find a team you enjoy covering and make it your season beat.
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Joseph’s Answer

My sister-in-law works in that field. I asked her and this was her response:
Most students would study in a media or communications major/school. Then from there decide do they want to do broadcasting/on camera work, athletic communications type work (statistics, PR), or journalist type of work (written or visual content for team or publication) and do internships, volunteer work etc. in that area. A lot of people today start blogs/vlogs/podcasts as a way to start building their portfolio of work. Once you have that established you can start requesting media access for athletic events/teams. That gets you access to cover games/press conferences etc. if they are in school the best thing they can do is go talk to the Athletic communications staff. They are always looking for help, starting with game day and stat running usually leading to being able to cover stories, write for/report for teams.
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