We’re back with our second episode of the NSJC Pod, a weekly podcast dedicated to sports journalism issues.
On this week’s pod, we sit down for a discussion with Dr. Molly Yannity, an assistant professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University and a former professional sportswriter. We covered a lot of ground with Molly, including her career path, her research interests and focus in journalism, the changing face of journalism education, the financial issues with access to internships in journalism, the importance of mentorship, and more.
You can listen to the pod here:
We’re going to be trotting out a lot of new features here at the NSJC website over the next few months, and we’re happy to unveil the first of those features today. It’s the inaugural episode of the NSJC Pod, a weekly podcast dedicated to sports journalism issues.
On this week’s pod, we had a chance to talk with Patrick Hruby, who has certainly made a name for himself as a provocative and interesting sports journalist over the past 15 years. We talked with Patrick about several aspects of the business, including:
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The announcement of a partnership between The Media School and the Cuban Center has generated quite a bit of feedback. Much of it has been positive, but there have been some valid and understandable concerns raised about the partnership and what its potential implications are for sports journalism on the IU campus. The purpose of this post is to discuss those concerns, and provide answers to them.
Nothing about how student sports journalism is conducted on the Bloomington campus will change as a result of this partnership. All student media outlets are independent operations, and they will continue to be so. The Indiana Daily Student, WIUX, IUSTV, and IUSportCom are not in any way affected by this, and their faculty advisors are dedicated to preserving the independence of each media outlet. Our student media have a proud history of independent coverage of many areas, including IU Athletics, and that will remain untouched by this agreement.
The NSJC entered into this agreement for several reasons, but the primary one is to safeguard the practice of independent sports journalism by students on the Bloomington campus. We are here to work with student sports journalists from all of our outlets to help them understand their rights and responsibilities as journalists, provide them support and education, and create a positive learning environment.
Not at all. The NSJC has a long history of partnering with sports organizations for internships. Past partnerships have included guaranteed internships with the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, NCAA, and several national governing bodies of USA Olympic Sports. These partnerships have allowed students valuable hands-on experience in making media, and have led directly to jobs in many cases.
Students in our academic programs are regularly informed of the differences between sports journalism and other forms of sports communication. This information is disseminated both through our standard journalism and media courses, and through other extracurricular clubs and gatherings related to the school. We make it clear to students that their responsibilities and duties differ significantly in these roles, and we work with our students so that they are best able to negotiate these differences. We also offer advice and support services to students who might experience confusion in these areas, and we offer advocacy for students who operate as sports journalists through our existing student media outlets.
The partnership consists primarily of internship and work opportunities offered by the Cuban Center that will be available to students at The Media School. These opportunities include access to cutting-edge technology, particularly in the areas of virtual reality, digital replay, virtual studio broadcasting, and advanced video services. Students are under no obligation to take part in any Cuban Center activity, and these opportunities will not cross over into coursework. It is our hope at the NSJC at that students who are interested in these areas will be able to take full advantage of the technology in order to improve their employment prospects in sports media. This includes traditional sports journalism jobs, particularly in broadcasting, which continue to transition towards the regular utilization of emerging media.
It is also important to remember that The Media School consists of a wide array of students with a variety of interests and desired career paths. The partnership between the Cuban Center and The Media School is intended to provide opportunities to all of those students, not solely those involved in student media.
I invite you to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I welcome all feedback regarding the National Sports Journalism Center, and I am happy that we have so many alumni who are invested in our students being given the best possible education as journalists.
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