The communications/sports journalism major is designed to educate students in the fields of print, TV, radio, and online journalism so that they may work in the media profession and/or pursue graduate studies in communications. The major seeks not only to provide pre-professional training, but also to educate the student in the traditional liberal arts and humanities.
The major is interdisciplinary, allowing the student to pursue individual interests and providing a broad cultural context for the specialized field of communications/sports journalism. The major constantly weaves together theory and practice. From day one, students are encouraged to dive into "real world journalism" through field experiences, internships, and exposure to professional journalists.
To get a true sense of the program's campus presence, check out SCStudentMedia.com, our student-run multimedia news and information website. You also can hear a student's account of her experiences with the communications/sports journalism faculty members.
For more information about the communications/sports journalism major, contact Professor Martin Dobrow of the Department of Humanities at (413) 748-3253 or the Office of Admissions at (800) 343-1257.
Inside the Communications/Sports Journalism Major
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Faculty in the Field
Communications/sports journalism Professor Kyle Belanger Works at Super Bowl XLIX
Not only did Springfield College Communications/Sports Journalism Professor Kyle Belanger head to Glendale, Ariz., to cover Super Bowl XLIX for his CBS Sports Radio daily sports talk show, but he took his sports broadcasting students with him, virtually.
Through the use of FaceTime, Belanger taught his classes live from radio row using his iPad. MassLive.com wrote this piece, and Local ABC affiliate, WGGB, produced this package about the experience.