A talent agency that helps place sports broadcasters on radio and TV stations across the country has released a list of the 20 best universities to pursue a degree in that field. Sportscasters Talent Agency of America says Indiana has three schools in the top 10.
STAA says the schools who make the list have similar traits; quality instruction with teachers who worked in the business, on-campus radio and/or TV stations, and alumni involvement who return to campus to mentor, teach, and help graduates get jobs.
Ball State is the highest-ranked Indiana school, coming in at number 3. It’s followed by the University of Notre Dame at number 4 and Indiana University at number 6.
STAA says schools associated with a major conference often provide opportunities for students, especially in the Big 10, SEC, and ACC schools.
“The reason is because of the relationships they have with their respective conference broadcast networks. Each of the three conferences streams broadcasts produced entirely by students, including the on-air talent,” said STAA. “The games are in big-time settings and the production quality is high.”
The list also includes universities that offer a sports media major or sports media concentrations, which includes IU and the University of Evansville. Syracuse University is the top-ranked school for a sports broadcasting degree.
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