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Registration Opens for Sports Link Summer Camp

The Ball State Sports Link Sports Media Summer Camp is now accepting applications for July 2017.

Rising high school students (to-be freshmen through seniors) with an interest in sports and digital sports media are encouraged to apply.

This three day workshop, hosted on Ball State’s campus, includes hands-on instructional sessions on digital sports production, sports broadcasting, sports writing, social media and much more.

The camp will feature visiting sports producers and sports personalities. Students will have all-access to work in Ball State’s studios and digital labs, plus take a behind-the-scenes tour of BSU’s sports facilities. They will cover a press conference, produce a sports feature segment and experience what it’s like to work in an ESPN-like environment.

Session topics and activities include:

  • img_8517Experience in-the-field, play-by-play and sideline reporting skills, conduct on-camera interviews and engage in press conference simulations with Ball State head coaches and student athletes
  • Learn about ESPN3 live production plans and replays of sports events
  • Tour Ball State’s state-of-the-art TV studios, Unified Media Lab, award-winning radio station, 91.3 WCRD and interactive digital media labs
  • Hands-on projects include: sports writing, capturing video in the field and building a real-time social media presence
  • Create a professional reel of work within tight sports deadlines
  • Appear on-camera for an in-studio sports show
  • Concept and create a sports story for multiple outlets (TV, radio, digital, social, etc.)
  • Enhance storytelling and interviewing skills
  • Learn about careers in digital sports production and sports media
  • Learn academic skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond
  • Introduction to non-linear editing with Adobe Creative Suite

This exciting new camp is made possible by Ball State Sports Link, the Department of Telecommunications and the College of Communication, Information and Media.

All camp sessions are taught by full-time instructors Chris Taylor, Alex Kartman and Brad Dailey, along with industry professionals from major networks, college athletics and professional sports teams.



About Chris Taylor (63 Articles)
Senior Director of Digital Sports Production & Lecturer of Telecommunications | Storyteller | Producer | Sports Media Junkie | Social Media Strategist | Country Music Enthusiast | Goldendoodle Owner | Follow me on Twitter @BallStateCT

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