2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
Rio 2016

Mission Statement

The Sports Capital Journalism Program, a vital part of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at IUPUI, examines the sports industry through research initiatives and develops future professionals as storytellers across all communication platforms. The program takes advantage of unique opportunities to cover regional, national and international sporting events, capitalizing on its Indianapolis headquarters — home of the NCAA, professional sports organizations, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, multiple national sports governing bodies and a long history of hosting prestigious competitions.

Students learn and work in a small-school, student-centered environment that engages leading sports and media organizations through event programming and a speaker series. Among other outlets, student work will appear on the program’s webpage, which also serves as an outlet for commentary on sports media issues, a showcase for best practices and a vehicle for discussion within the industry.