Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 94- Frank Shorr, Boston University

This week’s podcast is so good, it happens only once every four years…

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I open up the show looking at the work of Fox Sports during its coverage of the Daytona 500.  Despite multiple delays both Ken and I were pleased with the job done by Fox.

We also talk about plans by the NFL to kick-off the 2012 season a day earlier to accommodate President Obama as he accepts the Democratic nomination in early September.

We wrap up our news segment by exploring the dwindling coverage of hockey on ESPN and the slow start to the newly branded NBC Sports Network.

Our guest this week is Frank Shorr, professor of Broadcast Sports and Sports Journalism at Boston University.  Frank also worked as an Executive Producer in sports at WHDH TV in Boston.  Frank discusses the ever shrinking time allotted to some local television sportscasts, how it needs to evolve, and how he is teaching students to succeed in sports television today.  Frank also talks about his role as the Director of the Sports Institute, a summer  program for aspiring sports journalists.