Media Smarts: Broadcasting,
Journalism, & Sports Communication

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.

Community Details
Open To: First-year students interested in broadcasting and/or journalism
Location: Sandoz Hall
Courses: Fall:
Principles of Mass Media (JOMC 101)
Math for Journalists (MATH 203J)
Writing: Rhetoric as Argument (ENGL 151)
Intro to Stats (STAT 218)
Power & Politics in America (POLS 100)
Meet the Faculty Sponsors

Prof. Jerry Renaud

Professor of Journalism
College of Journalism and Mass Communications


Prof. Rick Alloway

Associate Professor
College of Journalism and Mass Communications