Learn Networking for Journalism in the NFL
What you'll learn
My path to becoming the leading Insider for the NFL Network has been long, unpredictable, and with one common theme — getting to know the right people and build meaningful relationships with them. Ever since I graduated from Columbia University and began a career that has included covering Mississippi State and University of Alabama football programs along with the Patriots coverage for the Boston Herald, the search for relationships has guided me. Nothing has helped me tell the audience a little more as much as building a rapport with the right people. It sparked my career as a sportswriter, expert, and television analyst. Topics that will be discussed in this course include: - Networking - Reading the room / Working the room - Professionalism - Ethical Journalism - Social Media vs. Journalism
This class is perfect for
Those interested in sportswriting
If you love Ian Rapoport
Ian Rapoport is an NFL Network Insider for the National Football League. He works as a sportswriter, expert, and television analyst who primarily covers the sport of professional football. Ian joined the NFL Network in 2012 and is known for reporting breaking news via his Twitter account from league and team personnel. In 2004, Ian started his career for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger covering the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Following this, Ian went to The Birmingham News covering the Alabama Crimson Tide football, basketball, baseball and Nick Saban. His last stop before the NFL Network was the Boston Herald where he worked as the Patriot’s beat
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