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What it’s really like to work in Television

Working in Television isn’t always glamorous, but it is addictive. No, you probably won’t get rich. Yes, you’ll have to work on more than a few Christmas days. But to know that your work is being seen by thousands, sometimes millions, of people is more than just rewarding, it’s habit-forming. Having your finger on the pulse of what is happening and being able to show it to the world – it’s a feeling like no other. These videos give you an insiders view of the sports media world and access to top notch educators and journalists.

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How To’s & Industry Tips | Sports Broadcast Journalists | Top Educators | Reviews of Top Journalism Programs

Sports Media Issues & Topics | Noteworthy Students | Internship Information | Bloopers



How To’s and Industry Tips:

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3 Tips for Becoming a Sportscaster (4:18)


  • How to practice the right way

  • Making a Demo Reel

  • Finding the best opportunities




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5 tips for Making a TV Demo Reel (2:58)


  • A Demo Reel is a video audition you send out to potential employers
  • What to do, and what not to do in order to make the right impression
  • The more skills you can showcase the better your chances of being hired





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Tips For Landing a Sports TV Job (3:45)


  • How to find what skills hiring managers are looking for

  • Why your best chance comes from thinking big

  • If you can’t intern, volunteer and make an impression


tim franklin director national sports journalism center at indiana university

The Difference Between a Good Sports Journalist and a Great One (2:16)

Tim Franklin, Director of the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University identifies the one key attribute that seperates the good sports journalists for the great ones.




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Make your Sports Resume Stand Out

John Little, founder of The Winners Edge Consulting and former CNN Sports Intern Coordinator gives invaluable tips on how to make your sports resume stand out from the rest









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Sports Broadcast Journalists:

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Pam Modarelli-Hegner (14:21)

Freelance Sports Writer & Producer


  • Personal experiences as a woman in sports journalism

  • Interviewed Suzy Kolber and Cindy Brunson for their persepctive on surviving the male-dominated, sports journalism world

  • Believes internships are the key to landing that first job in the sports industry

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John Little, The Winners Edge Consulting (10:13)


  • Sports broadcasting career advice

  • How to stand out from the pack and get noticed

  • Why internships are the most important part of your education


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Educators from Top Rated Sports Broadcasting & Journalism Programs:

Tim Pollard Sports Link emerging media Ball State University

Timothy Pollard (14:59)

Chair, Department of Telecommunications

Ball State University


  • Sports Link at BSU is a unique program that involves students in hands-on Sports TV Production
  • State of the art technology and resources available to students
  • Ball State is focused on emerging media, always preparing students for what is next


tim franklin director national sports journalism center at indiana university

Tim Franklin (16:05)

Director, National Sports Journalism Center

Indiana University



sports video at washington state university

Scott Vik (9:14)

Director, Sports Video Program

Washington State University


  • Opportunities to work various production crew positions for Pac-10 sports
  • Students get exposure to digital webcast technology, in stadium game day broadcast operations and studio operations



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Reviews of Top Broadcast Journalism Programs

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University of Missouri – Columbia
School of Journalism (3:50)

6-time Emmy Award winning Sports Producer & Sports Reporter J.D. Pruess gives a candid review of the Journalism School at the University of Missouri




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Sports Media Issues and Topics

pam modarelli hegner sports writer and sports producer

Being a Woman in the Sports Media


Pam Modarelli-Hegner spent over a decade in Sports Broadcast Journalism on both the local and national level. Recently Pam interviewed ESPN personalities Suzy Kolber and Cindy Brunson for perspective on the challenges women face being a part of a male dominated industry. In this video Pam shares some of her personal experiences and the insights provided by both Kolber and Brunson

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Working Freelance TV Jobs in Los Angeles (2:30)

Emmy award winning Sports Producer J.D. Pruess reflects on the highs and lows of working full-time freelance in Los Angeles. J.D. provides great advice for those considering the freelance lifestyle.





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The Next Wave of Sports Journalists :

AP Sports Writer student Goerge Washington University Ash McDaniel

Ash McDaniel (7:49)

Student, George Washington University

  • McDaniel has been an AP Sports Writer for the last 2 years
  • Interned at one of ESPN’s most popular shows
  • Named South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Student Correspondant of the year
  • Has great advice for fellow up-and-coming Sports Journalists


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Sports Broadcasting Internship Information:

sports tv producer gives internship advice

Get an Internship & Get a Job (2:06)

Despite graduating from one of the most prestigious journalism schools in the country, veteran sports writer and producer Pam Modarelli-Hegner explains it was her internships that prepared her best for a career in Television.






getting an internship at Pardon the Interruption PTI



How to Get an Internship at PTI (1:28)

George Washington University student Ash McDaniel shares how she landed an internship on one of ESPN’s most popular shows








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What to Expect from a Sports TV Internship

John Little, former CNN Sports Internship cooordinator explains the difference between a sports fan and a fan of sports. Plus, Little outlines the small difference between a good intern and a great intern.












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Bloopers – we all make mistakes:

sports tv internship bloopers and mistakes



The Tom Glavine Hangups (1:37)

Everybody who has worked in the Sports TV industry has a moment they wish never happened. This moment, explained by Sports TV veteran Pam Modarelli-Hegner, is no exception.














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The Super Bowl Tape Mix-up (3:22)

6-time Emmy award winning Sports Reporter J.D. Pruess was very excited to be the full-time weekend Sportscaster at KOMU-TV in Missouri, but during the Super Bowl in 1996 things went very wrong








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