Program overview

Rider’s B.A. in Sports Media is designed to help you acquire the diverse skills and competitive edge that sports media employers seek. As a student in this program, you’ll build a solid foundation in journalism, public relations and marketing. Courses in the major will give you the opportunity to specialize in sports-related communications (written, multimedia and social media) for a wide variety of audiences.
 

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Program requirements

Our program will prepare you to join the next generation of sports media professionals by building your skills in multimedia production, writing/storytelling, social media and sports communication.

Go from spectator to broadcaster

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment increases in communications, sports, and related fields, with New York and New Jersey ranking among the top states in the nation for employment in sports media fields.

Common careers:

  • Sports writing and editing
  • Broadcasting and media production
  • Digital media
  • Web development
  • Marketing

From minors to majors

Through individual internship advising, our students have interned with a number of major professional sports franchises, minor league organizations and Division 1 programs. Rider communication majors have successfully interned with ESPN, the New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils, Trenton Thunder and the Rider Broncs. Recent graduates are working as multimedia producers with Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. Other recent graduates are working at CBS Sports and NBC Sports. 

Students behind the broadcast board at a sports game
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Jordan Hall

Alumni success

Alumnus Jordan Hall ’12 is a multimedia producer/writer for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. He was part of a team that won a Sports Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches covering hockey for NBCOlymics.com at the 2014 Sochi games.

Financial aid resources

Learn more about financial aid, tuition and the various options we offer to make your college education affordable.

Contact

Sports Media (B.A.)

Aaron Moore

Associate Professor of Journalism; Director of Internship Program

Fine Arts Building

amoore [at] rider.edu

609-896-5089

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