Sign Up for COM 150 - Sports Broadcasting

July 27th, 2010

Parkland College News July 26, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHAMPAIGN—Beginning August 23, Champaign-Urbana will have a new professional training opportunity for aspiring sports broadcasters, one based on hands-on experience using real-world digital technologies for on-air sports production. Parkland College’s new COM 150 course, Sports Broadcasting, will teach students how to produce, direct, announce, and edit Parkland Cobras sports events, broadcasting them online via the school’s CobraSports.Net audio streaming website. Opportunities for play-by-play announcing, sports interviewing and other production techniques will create a targeted communications experience unavailable in most of downstate Illinois, a state known for launching the careers of many nationally and regionally successful sports announcers.

“Students in our sports broadcasting course won’t just attend lectures or learn on their own. We teach them and work with them on-site during actual productions of our highly competitive sports teams. It can be intense, but it is also intensely satisfying. When students hear their work and earn good feedback from the audience, the learning experience expands greatly.” The 3-credit-hour lab-focused course covers play-by-play production of volleyball, softball, baseball, and soccer games, and it is repeatable up to 6 credits to ensure a well-rounded skill set across sports types. This course can be part of a two-year Mass Communication major, or it can be taken by itself or as an elective course along with any other major.

COM 150 meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through the semester, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Interested persons may contact Steve Brown at 217/351-2367 or contact the Parkland College Department of Fine and Applied Arts, 351-2292.


CobraSports Commentary with Steve Brown

July 13th, 2010

Here's the first in a series of perspective pieces to keep our Cobra sports gears turning during the "down months" of summer.  We hope you like it.