Here’s an opportunity to learn from premier sports media pros

College students and faculty will have the opportunity to spend two days with the nation’s premier sports media professionals during the second College Media Sports Reporting Training Camp scheduled Feb. 6-7 in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, home to the NHL Predators.  Last year, the conference sold out quickly, so register early to take part in this amazing learning opportunity. Look forward to seeing you there.

CMA sports 2015 copyHere’s more detailed information from our promotional materials:

College sports media students, advisers and faculty can spend two days at Training Camp and learn from the nation’s premier sports media professionals how to better inform and entertain your followers, no matter the media platform. This one-of-a-kind opportunity exclusively for college media will tackle sports storytelling, game analysis, social media and on-air radio and television.

Sessions will address topics such as game coverage, feature writing, sports commentary, player & coach interviews, sports talk radio, play-by-play, working with sports information directors, blogging, sideline reporting, and sports broadcasting.

Confirmed and likely speakers include Buster Olney, ESPN; Dan Wolken, USA Today; Mitch Light & Rich McVey, Athlon Sports Magazines; Teresa Walker, Associated Press; Tyler Kepner, New York Times; Bill Hill, MLB.com; Rob Shaw, Facebook sports; Andrew Maraniss, author of “Strong Inside;” Joe Gisondi, author of “Field Guide to Covering Sports;” representatives from the NHL, NFL and SEC Network; sports radio personalities; and more. Watch sportsreporting.org for changes and confirmations.

Registration for the workshop is $99 and includes a ticket for  each participant to attend the 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7
NHL Predators vs. New York Rangers hockey game.

Workshop attendees are free to choose from among numerous lodging options in the Nashville area. Check out this event site
for suggestions or for information about the event.

To register and secure your seat before they’re gone, CLICK HERE.

Additional questions about the workshop may be directed to Chris Carroll at chris.carroll@vanderbilt.edu.

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About jgisondi

I am the author of the "Field Guide To Covering Sports," the second edition now available from Congressional Quarterly Press/SAGE, and "Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot" (U of Nebraska Press). Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition goes beyond general guidance about sports writing, offering readers practical advice on covering 20 specific sports. From auto racing to wrestling, author Joe Gisondi gives tips on the seemingly straightforward—like where to stand on the sideline and how to identify a key player—along with the more specialized—such as figuring out shot selection in lacrosse and understanding a coxswain’s call for a harder stroke in rowing. In the new Second Edition, readers also explore sports reporting across multimedia platforms, developing a foundational understanding for social media, mobile media, visual storytelling, writing for television and radio, and applying sabermetrics. Fully revised with new examples and updated information to give readers confidence in covering just about any game, match, meet, race, regatta or tournament, Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition is the ideal go-to resource to have on hand when mastering the beat. In "Monster Trek," Joe Gisondi brings to life the celebrities in bigfoot culture: people such as Matt Moneymaker, Jeff Meldrum, and Cliff Barackman, who explore remote wooded areas of the country for weeks at a time and spend thousands of dollars on infrared imagers, cameras, and high-end camping equipment. Pursuing the answer to why these seekers of bigfoot do what they do, Gisondi brings to the reader their most interesting—and in many cases, harrowing—expeditions. You can order both from Amazon.
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