This classic video has been making the rounds on YouTube for a number of years now. It’s a good introductory video that adds reassurance that you’ll eventually make it through a sportscast, no matter what goes wrong.
Chapter 5 discusses interviewing techniques and capturing good responses. Sometimes things don’t always go as a reporter plans, or in a press conference, someone might ask a question that dominates the situation—not always in a pleasant way. ESPN’s SportsCenter has compiled a number of Top 10 lists, including this one:
Chapter 6, among other things, talks about the influence of social media in the world of sports journalism. The 1989 World Series, Game 3, is a good example of how live television can create unexpected situations. This video begins with the game open, only to be interrupted by an earthquake.
Kent Sterling has worked at a number of broadcast outlets in and around the state of Indiana. As the operator of his own website, he talks about the importance of using social media to create your own brand.
Chapter 11 talks about gender equity and the long uphill journey women have made to become sports broadcasters. ESPN’s Michelle Beadle says there can sometimes be double standards applied to women in the field.