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Sports Communication Minor

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An Otterbein student in the Columbus Blue Jackets press box
In the press box at a Columbus Blue Jackets hockey game.

Here's what you'll do in the Sports Communication minor:

  • Learn to embrace the media forces of sports journalism.
  • Experience through hands-on learning the play-by-play, broadcast production, advertising, entertainment, sports public relations and promotion, and the health and wellness industries.
  • Examine how journalism and public relations practices are applied to the sports communication discipline.

Do you think you might like to manage publicity in the sports field, collaborate with others, adapt new technology into current practice, represent sports organizations in crisis situations, work with community organizations, consider ethical issues, engage and impact the community through organizational decisions, lead the release of information to an inquiring public through the media? Then a sports communication minor is for you.

Three female students wearing press passes in National Stadium
Students on a field trip to Washington, D.C., visited Nationals Park and learned about the behind-the-scenes press operation.

You might:

  • Write press releases;
  • Report on sports events;
  • Interview news sources;
  • Record, store, and post digital media files;
  • Write for Web-based outlets;
  • Announce at sports events;
  • Improve oral and written skills;

/ Department of Communication

Diane Wootton
Administrative Assistant
33 Collegeview Rd., C110
p / 614.823.3380
e / dwootton@otterbein.edu

 

 

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