Media Smarts

Media Smarts
Media Smarts
Broadcasting, Journalism, & Sports Communication
Apply by April 1

Are you fascinated by the news media or sports communication? Do you see yourself as an investigative journalist, a TV reporter who asks the hard-hitting questions in interviews, or a production professional working behind-the-scenes in print, television, or digital news media? Or do you love sports and dream of working in sports broadcasting or reporting? If you answered "yes" to any of these, Media Smarts: Broadcasting, Journalism, and Sports Communication is for you!

You will live in Sandoz Hall with other members of Media Smarts and the members of the other learning community sponsored by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications: Advertising & PR: Opening the Door to Communication Careers.

You will connect with professors, upperclass students, and alumni working in broadcasting and journalism, and you will visit newspapers and broadcast studios, as well as HuskerVision, NET's remote sports broadcasting truck, and UNL's Sports Information office.

Sports Photography

Community Details

Open To

First-year students interested in broadcasting and/or journalism



JOMC 101: Principles of Mass Media 

MATH 203J: Contemporary Math for Journalists

ENGL 151: Writing: Rhetoric as Argument 


STAT 218: Intro to Statistics

JOMC 150: Introduction to Sports Communication

Meet the Faculty Sponsors

Dr. Jerry Renaud
Prof. Rick Alloway