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Sports, Media and Communication, Minor

This program examines the symbiotic relationship between sports and media, as well as how communication affects team culture, player-coach dynamics, crises in sport, race and gender issues, international relationships, and fandom. 

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  • Interests

Addresses the interdependent links between sports and communication. Sports communication is an emerging area within communication studies and journalism programs. Examines the symbiotic relationship between sports and media, as well as how communication affects team culture, player-coach dynamics, crises in sport, race and gender issues, international relationships, and fandom. Requires students to analyze cases and address both pragmatic and ethical factors related to these cases. 

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Interests of Sports, Media and Communication, Minor Students

  • advertising
  • communication
  • crisis communication
  • entertainment
  • intercultural
  • interpersonal
  • journalism
  • marketing
  • mass communication
  • media
  • organizational
  • political
  • production
  • public relations
  • rhetoric
  • social media
  • sports
  • strategic communication
  • television
  • video

Co-op Opportunities

  • Boston Bruins
    Boston, MA
  • ESPN
    Bristol, CT
  • The Red Sox Foundation/ The Red Sox International
    The Red Sox Foundation 4 Yawkey Way Boston, MA
  • The Boston Marathon
    Boston, MA
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • ability to work under pressure
    • creative problem-solving skills
    • critical thinking
    • leadership skills
    • listening
    • project management skills
    • verbal and written communication skills
    • performance and presentation skills
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • account executive, agent
    • announcer
    • brand manager
    • creative director
    • development officer
    • lawyer
    • media planner
    • meeting/event planner
    • personnel recruiter
    • public information officer
    • public relations specialist
    • sales representative
    • social media manager
    • speech writer
    • writer

Sports, Media and Communication, Minor Requirements

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Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Dale Herbeck

Department Chair, Professor

d.herbeck@northeastern.edu
617-373-5517

Administrators:

Alexandra Kilgore

Administrative Officer

a.kilgore@northeastern.edu
617-373-5517

Angela Chin

Administrative Officer

a.chin@northeastern.edu
617-373-8662

Academic Advisors:

Valerie Falasca, M.Ed

Academic Advisor

v.falasca@northeastern.edu
617-373-4960

Maegan Bishoff

Academic Advisor

m.bishoff@northeastern.edu
617-373-8382

Co-op Advisors:

Bill Jackson

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

w.jackson@northeastern.edu
617-373-3210

Jacqui Sweeney

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

j.sweeney@northeastern.edu
617-373-3409

Emily Smedick

Assistant Co-op Coordinator

e.smedick@northeastern.edu
617-373-3423

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