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National Sports Journalism Center

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The highest priority of the National Sports Journalism Center is to provide a high-quality education in sports media for our undergraduate and graduate students.

Dave Kindred (left), George Solomon (middle) and Kit O’Meara — daughter of Red Smith — at Red Smith Hall of Fame Opening on IUPUI campus in April 2009
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  • The center, part of the Indiana University School of Journalism at Indianapolis, works closely with the professors and administrators to support degree programs. The school offers the nation’s first master’s degree in sports journalism as well as a course of study in sports journalism at the undergraduate level.
  • The center has launched a speaker series that features prominent national sports journalists, athletes, academics and administrators discussing the major sports media issues of the day. Several of these events also are aired nationally on the Big Ten Network and Indiana public television.
  • The center is creating real-world experiences for its students. For example, it partners with the NCAA on  Student News Bureaus, groups students who cover games and festivities in the city. Their work has been distributed to more than 70 commercial and student publications around the nation.
  • With this website, the NSJC has built the nation’s most comprehensive forum for breaking news and discussion of major issues in sports media.
  • The center, home of the Associated Press Sports Editors and its Red Smith Award Hall of Fame, also is a national resource for training of current sports media professionals in this rapidly changing environment. The NSJC, working with other professional organizations and universities, offers seminars on topics of interest to professional sports journalists.
  • The center hosts special events, such as the Diversity Sports Media Institute for inner city students who are interested in pursuing careers in sports journalism. The program was made possible through a grant from the McCormick Foundation.

Learn more:

Contact us for more information about courses and programs, or schedule a visit:

  • Indiana University
    School of Journalism
    535 W. Michigan St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    IUPUI phone: (317) 278-5323


For questions about the graduate program and admissions, please contact:

  • NSJC Academic Director Pamela C. Laucella
    Indiana University
    School of Journalism
    535 W. Michigan St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    IUPUI phone: (317) 278-5334

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