In the coming days, MIPA’s Sports Coverage class will include a wide array of instruction on sports journalism, incorporating everything from game-day coverage to in-depth writing. According to instructor Rod Satterthwaite, field trips to Spartan stadium and the Moneyball tournament are highlights.
Satterthwaite said the stadium visit is always a great tour, offering the chance for students to discuss sports media careers while touring the media facilities and sometimes seeing athletes.
Class participants will also have the opportunity to visit Desmond Ferguson’s Moneyball tournament where they will see college athletes play basketball and possibly interview some of the players.
Carson Bawun, a student in the class, said he is most looking forward to the Moneyball trip.
Bawun, who hopes to become a sports journalist, said, “I hope to take away a general knowledge about sports reporting because my school doesn’t have a journalism class.”
Satterthwaite said he hopes this week he will be able to encourage his students to see the bigger picture as to why sports coverage is important.
Satterthwaite said, “I really want to encourage them to think about their readers and the needs that their readers have, as opposed to what they want to cover.”