Favorite Speaker?

One more round of blog comments to go, so let’s make this a fun one…who was your favorite guest speaker this semester and why? –A

In case you forgot the lineup:

Rachel Axon, Jason Cole, Jeff Darlington, Jeremy Foley, Bill Frakes, Kevin Hull, Chad Johnson, Chris Kluwe, Jeff Pearlman, Tori Petri, Adam Schefter and Cyd Zeigler. And let’s not forget our Hangout guests: Gregg Doyel, Rob London, Lauren Murray, Kenton Olson and Laura Rutledge (coming soon).

Advertisements

LAST Google Hangout

Our last Google Hangout will be on Wednesday, December 10 at 3 pm. I am so excited that former Gator alumna and current sports journalist for ESPN and the SEC Network, Laura Rutledge will be hanging out with us. Laura has had quite the career since graduating from the College of Journalism in 2011. She has previously worked for FOX Sports as a Big 12 football sideline reporter, Pac 12 basketball reporter, as well as the Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres baseball reporter. Aside from working with ESPN, Laura currently also works for CNN as a host for their international sports show “World Sport”, Bleacher Report on CNN and The Robin Meade show on HLN. Please join me for our last Hangout of the semester!!!!

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 7.00.39 PM

Instructions for attending the Hangout:

Option 1: If you have a Gmail/Google+ account click here and it should take you right to the event (you’ll have to click on the video on that page). The nice thing about using G+ to view the hangout is that it it has several awesome features: it allows you to ask questions before and during our session and you can like or dislike certain moments in the hangout. You might want to visit the link now and click: YES for the ‘are you going to watch’ question- it should send you reminders.

Option 2: If you don’t have a Google+ account you can still watch the Hangout via Youtube: Link Here. You will see a countdown until the event starts, but as soon as we go “live” you will see the video. This version is not as engagement-friendly as the G+ version. You can still send questions for Laura via Twitter, using #SportsMediaUF.

Remember that you must attend at least 1 Hangout this semester and within 48 hrs write up and submit a 1 page paper about reflecting on what you learned (see syllabus for more directions).

Thanks to Chad Johnson

BIG thanks to Chad Johnson for Skyping in today (on his way to South Beach)… Hope you were surprised… Feel free to weigh in with thoughts here. –TS

Google Hangout with Kenton Olson

Our next (and maybe last) Google Hangout will be on Thursday, December 4 at 7pm. Kenton Olson, the director of digital media and emerging media for the Seattle Seahawks will be hanging out with us and talk anything and everything social media and the Seahawks.  I am really excited for this Hangout because Kenton is one of the best in the business. I hope you’ll hangout with us!!!!

0e78c47

Instructions for attending the Hangout:

Option 1: If you have a Gmail/Google+ account click here and it should take you right to the event (you’ll have to click on the video on that page). The nice thing about using G+ to view the hangout is that it it has several awesome features: it allows you to ask questions before and during our session and you can like or dislike certain moments in the hangout. You might want to visit the link now and click: YES for the ‘are you going to watch’ question- it should send you reminders.

Option 2: If you don’t have a Google+ account you can still watch the Hangout via Youtube: Link Here. You will see a countdown until the event starts, but as soon as we go “live” you will see the video. This version is not as engagement-friendly as the G+ version. You can still send questions for Kenton via Twitter, using #SportsMediaUF

Remember that you must attend at least 1 Hangout this semester and within 48 hrs write up and submit a 1 page paper about reflecting on what you learned (see syllabus for more directions).

Thanks to Sterger

Thanks to Jenn Sterger for joining us in class today. I appreciated her honesty and her willingness to share with us her insights and opinions, as well as her side of the story. Your big takeaways? –TS

Course Evals

I do take course evaluations seriously–so much so that I have often changed aspects of the class to reflect the comments you make. So we would very much appreciate if you took a moment to fill out evals: https://evaluations.ufl.edu

Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving. –TS

Turduckens of the Year

Awful Announcing just posted its list of odd sports-media moments of the year. Some gems in here. –TS

Cooper and Maclin

A little media scenario involving Eagles’ receivers Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin. Cooper said he made a comment intended as a joke, it was blown up by media, and now it appears to be a little in-fighting. Can players not make a joke to the media for fear of it being taken seriously? –TS