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 covered sports and worked as a sports copy editor for more than 20 years at several newspapers in Florida, including the Fort Myers News-Press, Clearwater Sun, Florida Today and Orlando Sentinel. I started writing for a weekly sports publication in Coral Springs, Fla., at age 15. I have been hooked on sports journalism ever since. I was fortunate to have worked with some amazing editors along the way, journalists who took the time to help me even when my copy was not top-notch. Now, I teach journalism at Eastern Illinois University and work as an editor for Landof10.com, a vertical that focuses on Big Ten athletics. A second edition of the "Field Guide To Covering Sports" will be available sometime in February 2017. The book is a practical guide to preparing, observing, interviewing and writing about 20 different sports, from auto racing to wrestling. Chapters also address ways to cover high school sports, fantasy sports, to develop sports blogs. You can also learn how to cover games, to write features and to interview better. Fans can also learn basic rules of these sports, along with ways to better observe the action. New chapters in the second edition will address social media, advanced analytics, fantasy sports coverage and revised, expanded chapters address game coverage, features and columns, among other new sections.
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One 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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