Interested in pursuing a career in sports media? In this workshop students get hands-on experience writing their own material while learning about professional careers in sports media. 

Specifically, students will be introduced to skills like camera shooting, editing, logging and script writing, PR and storytelling. 

Students typically use industry standard equipment, including SONY X70 cameras, Adobe Premiere editing software and an assortment of elaborate studio equipment (switcher, teleprompter, etc.).

Throughout the week, this workshop will cover:

  • Sport media relations
  • Sport public relations
  • Sport radio broadcasting (Park studio)
  • Sport television broadcasting day (Park TV studio)
  • Sport writing for print/web publications

Students work in a computer lab, shoot video in a television studio.

This workshop will be taught by Tim Mirabito, Assistant Professor of Journalism and the Sport Media program, housed in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. His professional experiences include positions in a variety of local media outlets, college athletics and minor league baseball. Most notably, he worked for WSYR NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse, the Finger Lakes Community Newspapers based in Ithaca, the University of Miami’s (FL) athletics department and the Auburn DoubleDays in Auburn, N.Y.

Tim earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in 2013 and is an ’03 graduate of IC. He has taught the following classes in the sports media program: introduction to sports media, sports broadcasting, contemporary issues in sports media, sports publications, and sports podcasting.