SMJ Live Event- ESPN Media Workshop

ESPN workshopI am pleased to announce that this Thursday and Friday (August 27th & 28th) I will be joining other sports media columnists in Bristol, for the 2-day media workshop at ESPN.

The event is a look behind-the-scenes at the WWL in conjunction with the celebration of it’s 30th Anniversary on September 7th.

Here is a look at the workshop schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 27
Time (ET) Topics
9:15 a.m. Digital Media
10:55 a.m. ESPN’s 30th Anniversary
12:30 p.m. Lunch with ESPN President George Bodenheimer
2 p.m. Event Production (U.S. Open tennis, NASCAR,
2010 FIFA World Cup, etc.)
3:30 p.m. Campus Tour
4:45 p.m. ESPN International / Writing Time / One-on-One’s
6 p.m. ESPN Films “30 for 30”

Friday, Aug. 28
8:30 a.m. Monday Night Football / NFL studio shows
10 a.m. ESPN Research
11:15 p.m. College Football / ESPNU
12:15 p.m. SportsCenter / Journalism

I have been assured that I will be able to live blog and videotape some of the workshops.

I will not be live blogging the entire event as I am a one man show and I also want to videotape and interview as many participants as possible.

Tentatively I will begin blogging shortly after 9am Thursday morning.   Check back here for updates on the live blogging schedule.

I will also rely on Twitter to provide updates on when to check-in with the live blog.   Make sure you follow us for any updates.  For those of you who want to chime in through Twitter, or for those who will also want to be at the event and are sharing your thoughts through Twitter, I propose we all use #espnworkshop as a hashtag for the event.  Those at the workshop who are tweeting using that hashtag may have their content cross posted on our live blog.

Possible road blocks to our plans…

  1. The ESPN Wi-Fi is not reliable.
  2. If I am suddenly asked not to live blog by ESPN staff.  I will respect their request and will tell you when I’ll  return.
  3. I run into issues of laptop power drain…
  4. Any other factors I may run into.

Along with live blogging and video production I hope to provide periodic blog posts relating my experiences at the event.

I look forward to sharing with you what I learn about the ESPN operation. If you can join me for the live blog, please do so and chime in with your comments and questions.

Talk to you from Bristol tomorrow!

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