The Sixth Annual Shirley Povich Workshop and Jamboree

April 13, 2013

April 13: Sixth-annual Shirley Povich Workshop and Jamboree

On Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., members of the sports media will gather in Knight Hall to work with high school and college journalism students from around the region on different skill sets, including reporting, writing, editing, design, digital media, television and radio production, as well as working for a university, pro team and league.

A panel of professionals will kick off the day in the Richard Eaton Auditorium explaining the opportunities available to students interested in careers in sports media.  Schedule and the List of Participants:

- 9:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Kevin Merida, Managing Editor, The Washington Post

- 10 a.m. Panel: “Getting Your First Job in Sports Media”

Moderator: Chris Harvey, Merrill College Director of Internships and Career Development

Panelists: Adi Joseph, NBA Digital Editor at USA Today Sports; Jonas Shaffer, News content coordinator at The Baltimore Sun; Stephen Whyno, Sportswriter at The Washington Times; Kaitlyn Carr, Editor at Severna Park Patch, Mark Selig, Sports Writer at Daily News-Record, Harrisonburg, Va.

- 11 a.m. ColumnsFeatures and Multi-Media

Liz Clarke, Sportswriter, The Washington Post; David Steele, Sportswriter, The Sporting News; Sean Mussenden, Capital News Service

Covering the Beat, the Big Story, Interviewing and the Investigation

Jeff Barker, Sportswriter, The Baltimore Sun; Stephen Whyno, Sportswriter, The Washington Times

Working for the Team

Larry Michael, head of media at Washington Redskins; Ike Richman, Vice President of Public Relations at Comcast Spectacor

Sports on TV/Radio

Andy Pollin, Sports Director, ESPN-980; Kristen Berset, WUSA9 Sports Anchor


- 12 p.m. Lunch

Speaker: Leon Carter, ESPN New York Executive Editor

Subject: “The Future of Sports Media”


- 1 p.m. Ten Things you Must do to Succeed in Sports Media

Panelist: Leon Carter, ESPN New York Executive Editor & co-director of the Sports Journalism Institute

Sports Photography & Design

Panelists: John McDonnell, Washington Post photographer; Greg Manifold, Washington Post designer

- 2 p.m.

Television Production

Aaron Solomon, Producer, “Around the Horn,” ESPN

- 3 p.m. “Free-For-All”


Kevin Blackistone, Faculty, Merrill College of Journalism, Columnist; David Steele, The Sporting News;

The Sports Section

George Solomon, Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism, former Sports Editor, The Washington Post


Sean Mussenden, Capital News Service

Scott Greene, The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism


Leon Carter