Broadcasting and Journalism

Curriculum - Sports Broadcasting

The Sports Broadcasting option provides our students with unique on-air and behind-the-scenes opportunities. The department has a live sports truck with an HD camera set-up to do live sports broadcasts on ESPN3. The productions now reach more than 100 million people nationally and have the look of an ESPN broadcast. Our students announce, direct, and produce these events. This gives students valuable experience in front of and behind the camera, and in the production truck. Audio broadcasts of home games are also carried live on WIUS-FM, where students also produce nightly sports talk shows. Sports Broadcasting students also host and produce the WIU Football Coach’s Show and Local Sports Focus, a 30-minute local sports highlight show. Majors prepare to become multimedia sports broadcasters. Students work in front of the camera; behind the microphone and camera; in the production truck and TV studio; and from their laptops, editing, blogging and posting their work.

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