Journalism & Sports Media

Learn to inform and entertain, to think critically and communication ethically, and to apply your knowledge in real-world experiences.

Learn marketable skills like writing and speaking to different audiences. Work with your advisor to focus on News & Editorial Journalism or Sports Journalism, or design your own version of the major! With real-world experience and and opportunities for critically examining the world around you throughout this major, you will feel like your future has already begun. Apply now!

DID YOU KNOW?

With summer courses, you can finish our BA in 3 years and the MA in just 1 more!

Where Journalism & Sports Media Can Take You

Journalism teaches you basic and advanced news gathering, interviewing, writing, speaking, and presenting information ethically and to entertain your audiences. Our alumni include news journalists, reporters, and producers.

“I have produced TV coverage for ESPN, from the Super Bowl, NFL Draft, various NFL and ML teams, and more. I won my first Emmy as an Associate Producer on SportsCenter in 2021! Many of my communication and journalism courses helped build a great foundation of knowledge that I pull from almost daily in my life.”

- Elanna Rubenstein, B.A. Communication, 2011​​
Coverage Producer II, ESPN

“I run all the home broadcasts for The Citadel on ESPN platforms. My day-to-day is setting up the equipment for the production and making sure it all works properly. During the broadcast, I direct the whole show as it airs on ESPN. I am excited to see how this production and department will grow as I continue to put my stamp on it.”

- Mikayla Mosteller, B.A. Communication, 2021​
Director of Video Productions, The Citadel

Journalism & Sports Media at Coastal

With opportunities to learn traditional and sports news, students apply the knowledge learned from their degree in many ways—across their coursework and in professional settings.


Meet a Major:
Madison Sharrock
Communication, 2025

Image of Dr. Wendy Weinhold holding an award

Meet a Faculty Member:
Dr. Wendy Weinhold
Associate Professor

Popular Courses in Communication

JOUR 314: Broadcast News and Sport Television Reporting

Prof. Kim Schumacher

Learn how to shoot, write, and edit packages for broadcast news and sports coverage. Students learn on-air performance skills, reporting judgment, and camera operation, finishing with professional reels of their work to use when applying for jobs.​

JOUR 361: News Features and Magazine Writing

Dr. Adam Pitluk

Students research and conduct interviews for a variety of news features articles for newspapers, magazines and online media and review examples of excellent feature writing. Students also prepare for potential careers as freelance writers.

Student Media

Along with The Chanticleer newspaper or Edwards College’s Digital Production Studio, Journalism and Sports Media students work with WCCU Radio. This radio station offers paid positions and volunteer shows across : WCCU 1 about music, entertainment, and news; and WCCU 2 about sports news and coverage. Students working with the radio station host or produce live shows, including providing play-by-play for Coastal Carolina sports and even ESPN+! ​

 

Complimentary Minors

Health Communication