ESPN is letting go to approximately 300 people in the upcoming weeks. The network has had large cuts like this in the past but maintains that the interest in sports around the world is unchanged. They say that the way ESPN works is changing, making it harder to know who is necessary. These cuts are in addition to several big name journalists that have left ESPN recently like Bill Simmons who moved onto HBO.Read more about the ESPN job cuts here: http://www.nytimes.com/
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In just over a week, Craig Sager, the longtime sideline reporter of the NBA, will be back for the first night of the new season. Craig has missed time over the last few seasons to treat his cancer and has seen support flow in from around the world. Craig will be on the sideline for the New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors game on October 27. Craig is working hard to get back to work and is looking forward to being back on the sideline where he belongs.
Read more about the great Craig Sager and his return here: http://national.suntimes.com/national-sports/7/72/1957223/craig-sager-return-tnt-nba-opening-night
Carlisle Roddey, who has done the play-by-play for the Chester Cyclones for 44 years, is finally back after recovering from Sepsis. He had only missed 1 game in the 44 years prior but had to miss a full two months while getting back to full health. Carlisle, to his disliking, took it slow coming back, but is now ready to continue his favorite thing to do for the Cyclones.
Read more on Carlisle Roddey and his story here:
Dave Logan, a former Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns wide receiver, and current member of the Broncos broadcast team was stuck in a strange situation as the two teams met this week. Before Dave retired he was one of the most athletic players in the National Football League, drafted into both the MLB and NBA. After retirement, Dave also became a high school football coach and led four different schools to a total of seven state titles, a record that no other high school coach is close to.
Read more about Dave Logan and his incredible story here:
Jeff Kingery, a former broadcaster for the Colorado Rockies, released his first movie, Table 47, a story of love and murder set in Colorado. Jeff retired from radio broadcasting for the Rockies in 2009. After retirement, Jeff realized that he wanted to work in movies and wrote the screenplay that eventually became “Table 47.” Jeff is now working on other movies.
Read more about Jeff and his movie projects here:
Before The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals to advance to the National League Championship Series, Joe Buck, a St. Louis native, said that calling a World Series for the Cubs would be one of the greatest moments in his career. This was Joe Buck the baseball fan, not Joe Buck the St. Louisian. This set off a lot of Cardinals fans who began to call out Joe for being “nothing like his father,” Jack Buck, who was a legendary Cardinals broadcaster. The fans said Joe was letting his father down. Joe has been facing comparisons to his father since he became a broadcaster as well and recognizes that they have differences. If there is anything important that the two agreed on thought, it was there love for the game. Any true fan of baseball, including Jack, would agree with Joe that calling a once in a lifetime game is a big deal.
You can read the rest of the article and learn more about the Bucks here: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/joe-buck-in-tough-spot-in-st-louis/article_9adcd98f-c8c0-5fed-b15e-87a4b42f2afd.html
Sweet Briar College has created a radio station where aspiring broadcasters and radio personalities can work on their craft. The station goes by the name, ” The Briar,” and runs 24/7. The school has even opened the station up for volunteer workers and members of the community to get involved. This is a great idea from Sweet Briar that can give the students and community real life experience in the field.
If you want to get involved or just want to learn more, you can read the rest of the article here: http://m.roanoke.com/news/education/higher_education/new-sweet-briar-radio-station-involves-students-community/article_55475587-ab98-5449-85be-50bcc62008f6.html?mode=jqm
Dan Rosenheim, a CBS News Director in San Francisco, recently outlined the four tips that he finds important for cover letters. Rosenheim says that the three important aspects that he looks at are a candidate’s work record and resume, their interview and their references, but a bad cover letter can distract from the other three.
Whether you already have a job or are still searching, Dan’s tips are very helpful. Read the rest of Dan’s article and find out his four tips here: http://www.poynter.org/how-
tos/advice/376910/cover- letters-4-tips-to-help-you- win-the-job/
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