School of Communication & Journalism

Journalism & Journalism - Sports Production


To love what you do and feel that it matters — how could anything be more fun?
Katharine Graham, former publisher and owner of The Washington Post


Undergraduate Program in Journalism

Plainsman staffers cover the SEC Championship game in AtlantaStudents choosing to major in Journalism have two options – Journalism (JRNL) or Sports Production (JRSP).

Whatever the choice, all our skills-based courses are limited to 20 students to ensure that our majors receive one-on-one instruction and feedback from their professors. Our School partnerships with organizations such as War Eagle Productions and Gray Television, provide students with extraordinary hands on learning opportunities.


Journalism (JRNL)

AU Broadcast JournalismThe Journalism Program at Auburn University prepares students to tell stories through digital and traditional platforms. Our students become multi-platform content creators who can produce and edit broadcast and audio stories, web videos, design newspaper and magazine pages and create websites in their work as reporters, anchors, editors, or producers. As a major, you will benefit from our award-winning faculty who bring years of professional experience to the classroom. You have the opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience at the university’s student-run newspaper, television station, radio station, literary magazine or yearbook. Working with your advisor, you may choose an area of emphasis to further specialize your journalism training in areas. Emphasis areas include Sports Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Magazine Journalism, Community Journalism, Investigative Journalism and Visual Journalism. Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of media outlets, including the New York Times, ESPN, CNN, 247Sports and a host of other communication companies.


Journalism – Sports Production (JRSP)

Launched in fall of 2020, the Journalism Sports Production track is for students who love collegiate and professional sports and want to be part of the teams who produce live sporting events for television, streaming and mobile. This track provides courses and professional training for those seeking careers as in-venue sports producers, field producers, directors, control room operators, video editors and more. Students will work closely with our faculty who have decades of experience in the sports field. They will also have the opportunity to work with Auburn Athletics’ War Eagle Productions, which produces more than 350 live events each year, ranging from in-venue video boards, such as the jumbotron in Jordan-Hare Stadium, to ESPN, ESPN+ and SEC Network productions.

For more information

Dr. Justin Blankenship 

Justin Blankenship
Associate Director of Journalism
105 Tichenor Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-2727

Last Updated: November 04, 2022