We created this program to help students find many paths in sports media. Our alumni have gone on to careers in broadcast production, team communications, marketing, social and digital media, journalism, and assorted other fields. We don’t expect you to know what you’re going to do when you graduate, but we do want to expose you to lots of possibilities. So throughout the semester, we’ll be planning talks with professionals in different fields to talk about things that might interest you.
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Portfolio: You’ll be working on putting together your first portfolio website for this class. (NOTE: If you’ve already done one for another class, please use that one. Most journalism/mass comm majors will need a portfolio site to graduate, so build one and improve on it across classes). We’ll spend time in class working on this, but here is a good checklist to work on:
Wordpress is not everyone’s friend, but it is the industry standard.
It’s a good idea to purchase a domain with your name, e.g.,
But for the purposes of this class you can use the free version of Wordpress and create something like
Landing page: This should introduce you to whoever lands on your page: Who you are, what you do, and why they should care.
Resume: Link to a PDF copy of your resume that someone can download.
Clips/Reel: Include work samples from this class and elsewhere. PRO TIP: Save stories published by outside organizations as PDFs in case links get broken.
Contact page with email. Consider carefully whether to include photos.
Links to social media (at minimum, Twitter and LinkedIn)
Use photos of yourself, ideally doing something professional
DON’T use generic photos of Sanford Stadium etc.
Use “pages” feature in Wordpress
Test designs on different devices