We’re set for the 4th annual national college sports journalism workshop


College sports media students, advisers and faculty can spend two days at CMI’s Fourth Annual 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.

The workshop will be held at Bridgestone Arena, home to the NHL’s Nashville Predators. Registration includes a ticket for each attendee to the Predators vs. Florida Panthers hockey game which begins immediately following Saturday’s workshop sessions. Registration also includes lunch for each attendee on Friday, Feb. 10

Speakers will include professionals representing ESPNAssociated Press, The Ringer, Athlon Sports Magazines, National Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association, SB Nation, MLB.com, The Tennessee Titans, The Nashville Predators, and more (line-up subject to change).

A limited number of attendees may also choose to attend a “Pre-Game Training” session to be held 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9. This session will include hands-on training led by Joe Gisondi, author of Field Guide to Covering Sports, as well as guest appearances from media professionals from ESPN and elsewhere. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided for this session. This session will take place at The John Seigenthaler Center.

Registration is non-refundable, though you may transfer purchased tickets to others.

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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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1 Response to We’re set for the 4th annual national college sports journalism workshop

  1. Reblogged this on Ronald Sitton, Ph.D. and commented:
    Students planning to go into sportswriting should consider attending. Early-bird registration ends New Year’s Eve: http://www.collegemediainstitute.org/sports2017


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