Associated Press Sports Editors held a drive-in workshop on Friday, October 14, in the Scripps Convergence Lab at the College of Communication and Information that featured panel discussions with established and upcoming sports journalists and editors. The event, which was hosted by the University of Tennessee School of Journalism and Electronic Media, consisted of three one-hour panels that covered topics ranging from beat writing to working for student publications to working in a newsroom.
The first panel of the day was moderated by Knoxville News Sentinel sports editor/content strategist and UTK adjunct lecturer Phil Kaplan. News Sentinel Tennessee sports beat writers Grant Ramey and Rhiannon Potkey and Tuscaloosa News Alabama football beat writer Aaron Suttles discussed with Kaplan the ins and outs of covering college sports day-to-day.
UTK associate professor Amber Roessner moderated the second panel (pictured above) that focused on writing for student publications and balancing internships. The panel included Troy Provost-Heron, a Tennessee School of Journalism and Electronic Media graduate and writer at the Maryville Daily Times, Terrin Waack, a current University of Alabama student and associate sports editor of the Crimson White, and Tyler Waldrep, another Alabama student and the sports editor of the Crimson White.
The final panel dealt with best practices in sports journalism and featured Kaplan and Tuscaloosa News executive sports editor Tommy Deas.
Watch a video of the first panel by clicking here.
Watch a video of the second panel by clicking here.
Watch a video of the third panel by clicking here.