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MMS 149 - Sports Reporting

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
Students learn the structure, strategies, and techniques of sports broadcasting, which serves the dual role as journalism and entertainment. The course considers different content and styles of radio and television sports casting. Sports Reporting will prepare students to tell a great sports story through analysis, thoughtful research, careful writing, strong audio and visual elements, and performance. In addition, students will learn to work as both a leader and member of a production team in a studio and remote environment. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: None

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  1. Breakdown the history of sports broadcasting. 

  1. Develop a production plan. 

  1. Conducting research on the sport itself and the participants of the sport. 

  1. Identify the importance of developing relationships with athletes and others in the sport. 

  1. Recognize and illustrate the importance of proficient writing skills. 

  1. Compare performance theories and defend the appropriate uses. 

  1. Describe the many positions within sports broadcasting.  

  1. Summarize the role women play in sports reporting. 

  1. Explain the influence of social media and the web on sports. 

  1. Identify the different visual and audio elements and point out their roles in the production. 


Course Objectives:  

  1. Summarize the history of sportscasting. 

  1. Construct and implement the planning process of sports reporting.  

  1. Cultivate sports writing skills for broadcast. 

  1. Recognize and identify the roles in sportscasting. 

  1. Analyze the social media aspect of sportscasting.  

  1. Advance filming and production skills by using the equipment involved in the process. 

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