Adrian "Woj" Wojnarowski, ESPN's NBA Insider, and Mike Vaccaro, lead sports columnist for the New York Post, attribute their success to their SBU education.

St. Bonaventure University

Sports Media


The Bachelor of Arts in sports media is specifically geared toward students seeking communication careers in sports-related fields, such as sports journalism, sports broadcasting, public relations, marketing communications, and sports information.

Logo for the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationLike all Jandoli School of Communication programs, sports media is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

A focus on fundamentals

Students enrolled in the major learn the same solid communications fundamentals as in the Jandoli School's undergraduate majors in journalism, strategic communication and broadcast journalism. They then focus on sports-related classes including "Sports Writing," "Sports Commentary and Analysis," "Sports Photojournalism," and more.

A primary focus of the sports media program is equipping students with solid writing skills, the bedrock on which all successful sports media careers rest.


Internships picInternships & opportunities: Put your education to work

St. Bonaventure's NCAA Division I athletics program, with nine men's and eight women's sports, offers sport media majors the opportunity to learn while doing, without leaving campus. Jandoli School students broadcast the university's D-I games on ESPN+. It's just one of a number of on- and off-campus internship opportunities available to our students.

All Jandoli School majors are required to complete 400 hours of internships, a combination of on-campus and off-campus experiences.

Internship Requirements
Campus Media Opportunities


Jandoli grads achieve success, from ESPN to SI

Shannon ShepherdGraduates of the Jandoli School hold some of the most prominent positions in the most respected sports media organizations in the country. 

Shannon Shepherd (pictured), winner of the Mark Hellinger Award as the top Jandoli School student in her Class of 2012, is the Buffalo Bills beat reporter for Sports Illustrated.

Tim Bontemps, Class of 2007, is an NBA writer for ESPN; Rachel Axon, '06, is a sports investigative reporter for USA Today; and Todd Dybas, '99, is a senior writer at NBC Sports Washington..

Jandoli Graduates in Sports Media

 

Program Information


Bachelor of Arts in sports media


Communication minor


Learning objectives



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