Chris Lewis, Kate Scott, Tom Boman, Brittany Cooper, & Dominick Petrillo - Diversity in Sports Media
Idaho Co-Sportscaster of the Year Chris Lewis, California Sportscaster of the Year Kate Scott, Discussion Moderator Tom Boman (Learfield), Idaho Co-Sportscaster of the Year Brittany Cooper, and Dominick Petrillo (Freelance) discuss questions relating to diversity in the sports media industry. Where are we? How far have we come? What can we do to make things better? This was one of the many presentations hosted by the NSMA during their 2022 Sports Media Convergence Summit.
2021 Delaware Sportscaster of the Year Gary Laing and 2021 Tennessee Sportswriter of the Year Maurice Patton discuss how they cover sports in small markets.
2021 Oregon Sportscaster of the Year AJ McCord and 2021 Kentucky co-Sportscaster of the Year discuss how to use social media to promote your stories and engage your audience, as part of the 2022 NSMA Sports Media Convergence Summit.
2021 Ohio co-Sportswriter of the Year Geoff Hobson and 2021 New Jersey co-Sportswriter of the Year Keith Sargeant discuss how to write good feature stories.
NSMA Board President Wes Durham/Radio play-by-play voice of the Atlanta Falcons and ACC Football & Basketball, 2021 Ohio Sportscaster of the Year/Voice of the Ohio State Buckeyes Paul Keels, and 2021 Wisconsin co-Sportscaster of the Year Matt Lepay/Voice of the Wisconsin Badgers discuss how to build and expand your networking capabilities the correct way. This presentation was done as part of the 2022 NSMA Sports Convergence Summit.
2021 Alabama Sportswriter of the Year Jason Caldwell and 2021 Idaho Sportswriter of the Year B.J. Rains explain how to navigate away from legacy media onto the web by creating you own site. This presentation occurred during NSMA's 2022 Sports Convergence Summit, an event planned along a busy and exciting Awards Weekend.
Adam Witten, Learfield VP for Broadcast Operations and play-by-play voice for Appalachian State University, and 2021 North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year, Adam Gold, discuss strategies for keeping radio and podcast listeners engaged.
2021 NSMA National co-Sportscaster of the Year, Ernie Johnson, Jr., of Turner Sports, shares insight and stories from his tenure as host of 'Inside the NBA.
2021 New York co-Sportswriter of the Year, Donna Ditota, of the Syracuse Post-Standard and syracuse.com (covers Syracuse basketball) and 2021 North Carolina Sportswriter of the Year, Joe Person, of The Athletic Charlotte (covers the Carolina Panthers), share their insight about beat reporting.
John Nicholson, director emeritus for the Newhouse Sports Media Center at Syracuse University, and Barry Gresham, assistant professor at Austin Peay State University, discuss how to find jobs that may not exist, and how to go about getting them.
2021 Montana Sportscaster of the Year, Zach Mackey, 2021 Kentucky co-Sportscaster of the Year, Kendrick Haskins, and 2021 Rhode Island co-Sportscaster of the Year, Morey Hershgordon discuss best practices for building your brand in sports media.
Two of this year's NSMA Hall of Fame inductees Jackie MacMullan and Curry Kirkpatrick along with past NSMA Hall of Fame inductees Lesley Visser (2015) and Bob Ryan (2011) define what exactly modern journalism is today in our techno-driven 24-hour news cycle, and why it still matters.