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2017 CMI College Sports Reporting Workshop

College Media Institute

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM (CST)

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College sports media students, advisers and faculty can spend two days at CMI's Fourth Annual Training Camp and learn from the nation's premier sports media professionals how to better inform and entertain your followers, no matter the media platform. This one-of-a-kind opportunity exclusively for college media will tackle sports storytelling, game analysis, social media and on-air radio and television. Sessions will address topics such as game coverage, feature writing, sports commentary, player & coach interviews, sports talk radio, play-by-play, working with sports information directors, blogging, sideline reporting, and sports broadcasting.

The workshop will be held at Bridgestone Arena, home to the NHL's Nashville Predators. Registration includes a ticket for each attendee to the Predators vs. Florida Panthers hockey game which begins immediately following Saturday's workshop sessions. Registration also includes lunch for each attendee on Friday, Feb. 10

Speakers will include professionals representing ESPNAssociated Press, The Ringer, Athlon Sports Magazines, National Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association, SB Nation,, The Tennessee Titans, The Nashville Predators, and more (line-up subject to change).

A limited number of attendees may also choose to attend a "Pre-Game Training" session to be held 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9. This session will include hands-on training led by Joe Gisondi, author of Field Guide to Covering Sports, as well as guest appearances from media professionals from ESPN and elsewhere. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided for this session. This session will take place at The John Seigenthaler Center.

Registration is non-refundable, though you may transfer purchased tickets to others.

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Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM (CST)

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College Media Institute

College Media Institute at Vanderbilt University offers college media students and advisers incomparable educational and training opportunities. National workshops offered throughout the year are designed to provide value to attendees, who attend to learn, develop skills, network and have fun. CMI’s workshops feature exceptional media professionals who serve as speakers, teachers and mentors. The CMI staff has extensive experience in media training and event planning, having developed and hosted dozens of events, from intimate immersive workshops to national conventions around the country. CMI is a division of the nonprofit Vanderbilt Student Communications, Inc.

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