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Election SOS Fellowship Program is looking for students and recent grads who are pursuing a career in journalism to help newsrooms during this chaotic time. Get firsthand experience covering elections:
Participate in virtual training with seasoned election reporters and newsroom leaders.
Monitor social media for militia activity and voter suppression.
Learn about community outreach, election research, and data entry.
Collaborate with reporters to create inclusive voter guides and critical resources for the public.
The fellows are encouraged to work 8 to 30 hours per week and will be paid $25 per hour. Selected fellows will begin training the week of Oct. 5 and fellowships will continue up to and after Election Day. Fellowships can be virtual or, if feasible and safe per public health guidelines, in person.
Members from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ, women, and people with disabilities.
The deadline to apply is Sept. 29 at 11:59 pm EST.
Empowering Young Sports Broadcasters Through Advice and Experience.
We’ve brought sports broadcasting leaders together, in one place. Learn their secrets, listen to their advice. Our goal is simple: to supplement your classroom learning with real life stories from those inside the industry so you’ll be ready to land that gig after college.
Sports Booth examines:
WHY GAINING AS MUCH EXPERIENCE IN COLLEGE IS CRITICAL TO YOUR SUCCESS
WHY GETTING A COLLEGE DEGREE WILL BAIL YOU OUT AT SOME POINT IN YOUR CAREER.
WHY YOUR COLLEGE YEARS ARE A PERFECT TIME TO TAKE CHANCES IN BROADCASTING.
HOW TO PROPERLY BUILD YOUR PLAY-BY-PLAY BASE OF KNOWLEDGE.
WHY SALES, PR AND MARKETING EXPERIENCE ARE KEY TO LANDING PXP GIGS.
KEYS TO AN EFFECTIVE DEMO REEL. WHY THE FIRST 30 SECOND ARE CRITICAL.
UNDERSTANDING WHAT HIRING MANAGERS ARE LOOKING FOR IN CANDIDATES.
You’ll also hear from some of the best in the business:
DAVE PASCH (Syracuse): ESPN College Football and Basketball Broadcaster and Radio Play-By-Play Broadcaster for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.
KENNY ALBERT (NYU): FOX NFL Football, The NHL on NBC and New York Rangers radio.
RAY FERRARO: Former NHL player, now NHL Analyst for TSN in Canada.
MARK REDA (UCLA): Former FOX, Turner Sports and CBS Sports Executive.
DAN RUSANOWSKY (St. Lawrence U): Longtime Radio Voice of the San Jose Sharks.
JOE BLOCK (Michigan State): Radio and Television Broadcaster, Pittsburgh Pirates.
BILL ROBERTSON (CSU-Fullerton): Former NHL, MLB and NBA PR Executive
JOHN FORSLUND (Adelphi U): Play-By-Play, The NHL on NBC
TODD WALSH (Arizona): Host/Reporter, Arizona Coyotes and Diamondbacks
JOHN KEATING (Grand Valley State): Host/Reporter, Detroit Tigers and Red Wings
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