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Thursday April 23, 2009

Even with the future of print journalism in the air, the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is proposing a new program focusing on a very specific discipline.

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is proposing the development of a sports writing program, marrying the University’s outstanding athletic program with the nationally-recognized journalism school. … The program will teach students how to cover sports for a range of mediums, including television, newspapers and the Internet.

Citing huge student demand, Grady professor Conrad Fink says that the program would likely start small as a "certificate program."

Details are a bit sketchy. Would the focus be on basic journalism enhanced by courses dealing with specific sports? Would students learning from and working with athletic department resources still be able to practice their skills on the Bulldog program independently?

That last point was lesson #1 for a broadcast journalism major at TCU: when you’re using university resources, lay off the starting QB.

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