Join Us for the NSMA Sports Media Convergence Summit


The NSMA will host its annual Sports Media Convergence Summit, on Monday, June 24th, in the Hearn Ballroom of the Winston-Salem Marriott, beginning with registration at 8:30 am.

Here is the scheduled list of presenters along with their seminar topics:

Lauren Brownlow (, Caroline Darney (SBNation), Joe Ovies (99.9 The Fan)Content Creation in an ADD World -- Best practices to help keep you on your audience's minds.
Jon Chelesnik (CEO, STAA)...And Make Money Doing It -- how to create your own play-by-play opportunities, and make money doing it.
Dawn Davenport and Lauren Sisler (both SEC Network)What's Going on Down There? -- the skills you need and things you need to know about sideline reporting.
Jim Gilchriest (Consultant, former TV news director)Don't Rent It. Own It -- the skills and attitude you need to take ownership of your job.
Ed Hardin (Greensboro News & Record)Ideas, Ideas, Ideas -- Writing a sports column, from idea to completion.
John Nicholson (consultant, former TV news anchor, former director - Newhouse Sports Media Center)Why You Should Sweat the Small Stuff -- things you need to know -- about how to look, sound, and perform to succeed in the industry.
Bill Roth (ESPN) & Tony Caridi (West Virginia U. Radio Network)Details, Details, Details -- what you need to know to prep for radio and/or TV play-by-play
Michael Wallace (Grind City Media - -- the intersection of race and sports, and ways you, as a journalist should approach it.
Mike "Doc" Emrick (NBC Sports/NSMA Hall of Fame inductee)What Can You Learn From A Hall of Famer?
ACC Network Execs & Talent (TBD)The ABCs of the ACC Network --starting a conference from the ground up.

Tickets for the Sports Media Convergence Summit are $129 per person, and may be purchased, along with tickets to the NSMA's 60th Awards Weekend events, here.

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