Sports Broadcast Boot Camp | Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication


Cronkite Sports Broadcast Boot Camp is a special summer camp exclusively for students currently in high school interested in sports journalism.

This journalism summer camp puts participants in the middle of the action covering professional sports teams such as the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Mercury. For health and safety reasons related to the pandemic, this program is going virtual for the summer of 2021.

At this broadcasting camp, participants learn under the direction of veteran sports journalists. They are exposed to play-by-play and sideline reporting, hosting, studio production and more. Participants also produce segments and full sports programs and discover how to use electronic news gathering equipment and Adobe Premiere Pro editing software.

Camp Dates: July 5-16, 2021
Application Deadline: May 1 at 5 p.m. AZ; April 24 at 5 p.m. AZ for “Early Bird” discounted rate
Acceptance Notifications: Week of May 17
Cost: TBD
Location: Virtual

In past Boot Camps, participants covered:

  • Arizona Diamondbacks baseball at Chase Field in Phoenix
  • Arizona Cardinals football training camp at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • Phoenix Mercury basketball at US Airways Center in Phoenix
  • Phoenix Rising at Casino Arizona Field in Phoenix

FOX Sports Arizona is an official partner for the camp.

No prior journalism experience is required to attend this camp.

For questions, email [email protected].