Sports Journalism

Degree Options: Minor
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
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As the rules of the game evolve, so do our stories.

Fordham Football team passes ball during homecoming game.

With Fordham’s minor in sports journalism you’ll develop broad journalistic skills and receive specific sports journalism training. But we go beyond the stats to examine issues of ethics, race, and gender in the world of athletics. And you’ll learn how the field intersects with disciplines such as business, biology, and sociology.  Through this minor, students not majoring in journalism can still learn the skills they need to report on both the play-by-play and the world off the field.

Our faculty members are a dynamic mix of media scholars and professional journalists who serve as models of critical dialogue within the field. And the award-winning sports division of WFUV, Fordham’s public media station, offers plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience right on campus.

But you’ll learn more than sports journalism here. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, history, mathematics, languages, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.

Program Highlights

Internships

Our students take advantage of New York City’s thriving media industry through experiential learning, internships, and service learning. Some recent internship locations include:

  • ABC Sports
  • CBS Sports
  • NBC Sports
  • Yes Network
  • Sportsnet New York
  • ESPN
  • Bleacher Report
  • Sirius XM Radio
  • New York Mets
  • New York Yankees
  • Major League Baseball

Fordham’s Career Services office gives students access to CareerLink, a database of thousands of job and internship opportunities.

Facilities

The Edward A. Walsh Digital Media Laboratory at our Rose Hill Campus and our Collaborative Learning Space at Lincoln Center support teaching, research, and production in new media, networking, and media convergence.

  • Designed for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students
  • Mac-based computers lab
  • HD digital cameras
  • Classroom for group instruction
  • Workroom for individualized projects and research
  • Production area for video, audio, and multimedia

On-Campus Media

Gain practical experience on campus at:

Study Abroad

Study abroad enriches you academically, culturally, and personally. There is a globe of possibilities available through Fordham’s International and Study Abroad Program.

Sample Courses

  • Sports Communication
  • Sports Writing
  • Sociology of Sports
  • Sports and the Law
  • Campus Journalism Practicum

Life After Fordham

No matter your industry, it is important to express yourself clearly, be technologically savvy, and listen to what others have to say. The skills you learn in the Communication and Media Studies department are useful professionally and personally.

Some of the companies and organizations our graduates have worked for include:

  • Baseball Prospectus (Writer)
  • MLB Productions (Game Logger)
  • Sports Illustrated (SI Wire Writer/Editor)
  • SNY: Sportsnet New York (Production Assistant)
  • Bleacher Report (Writer)
  • Washington Redskins (Digital Media Coordinator)
  • New York Yankees (On-the-field Reporter)

You don’t just want a job—you want a career. Career Services taps into Fordham’s ties with more than 2,600 companies. We offer:

  • pre- and post-graduate career search assistance
  • resume development
  • interviewing practice
  • networking skill development
  • hands-on case-study sessions with industry executives
  • field-specific advising/coaching

You also get access to our powerful (and Fordham-loyal) alumni network of talented professionals who want to see you succeed as they have.

Learn About the Sports Journalism Minor

Email: cms@fordham.edu