Media Smarts

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, 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 100: The First Year Experience

JOMC 101: Principles of Mass Media 

JOMC 131: Visual Communication

JOMC 191: LC Seminar

MATH 203J: Contemporary Math for Journalists


Choice of:

JOMC 150: Introduction to Sports Communication

JOUR 201: Editing I

BRDC 227: Principles of Audio Production

Meet the Faculty Sponsors

Dr. Jerry Renaud
Prof. Rick Alloway