Povich Center To Host 12th Annual Workshop


Povich Center To Host 12th Annual Workshop
Mar 27, 2019

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism will host its 12th annual Workshop and Jamboree on Saturday, April 13 in Knight Hall.

Members of the sports media community will work with high school and college journalism students from around the region on different skill sets, including reporting, writing, editing, social media, television and radio production, as well as working for a university, pro team and league.

“The 12th annual Shirley Povich Workshop and Jamboree is our attempt to interest high school and college students in journalism as a potential career,” said George Solomon, director of the Povich Center. “Thanks to the efforts of media professionals from around the area, students are exposed to disciplines such as reporting, feature writing, covering teams, television production and on-air presence, as well as sports radio, photography and web design. We also offer tips for getting into college and a panel on making the most of your high school and college years.”

The workshop is free but registration is required. Register here

This year’s workshop will feature the following sessions:


9-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast will be served

Opening Ceremony

9:30-9:50 a.m.

- Kaitlyn Wilson, Assistant Director, Povich Center

- David Povich, Son of Shirley Povich

- George Solomon, Director Povich Center


Getting into College

10-10:35 a.m.

- Maggie Doran, Freshman Admission Counselor, University of Maryland

- Rafael Lorente, Associate Dean, Merrill College

Getting the Most from High School & College

10:40-11:30 a.m.

- Aaron Carter, Sportswriter, Philadelphia Inquire

- Adrianne Flynn, Internships & Career Development Director, Merrill College

- James Crabtree- Hannigan, Student, ‘19

- Louise Reynolds, Journalism Teacher, Walt Whitman High School

- Danielle Stein, Student, ‘19



Social Media

- Zainab Mudallal, News & Digital Editor, Washington Post Express

- Kofie Yeboah, Social Media Producer, SB Nation

Sports TV

- Monica McNutt, Reporter & Analyst, FS1

- Joe Yasharoff, Director of Content and Operations, Montgomery Community Media

Columns & Features

- Ava Wallace, Sportswriter, Washington Post

- George Solomon, Director, Povich Center

Lunch Break

- With guest speakers Chelsea Janes and Ava Wallace


1:10-1:50 p.m.

Covering the Beat

- Emily Giambalvo, Maryland Beat Writer, Washington Post

- Kate Yanchulis, PHD Student, Merrill College

Sports Radio

- Noah Niederhoffer, Producer, SiriusXM

- Andy Pollin, Radio & TV Personality, MASN


2-2:50 p.m.


- Kenya Allen, Photographer, PressBox

Working for the Team

- Connor Glowacki, Manager of Communications, DeMatha

- Ryan Mink, Editorial Manager, BaltimoreRavens.com

- Tony Wyllie, Vice President of Communications, Redskins


3-4 p.m.


- Kevin Blackistone, Professor of the Practice, Merrill College

- Marty Kaiser, Howard Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Merrill College

- George Solomon, Director Povich Center

- Kaitlyn Wilson, Assistant Director, Povich Center

This schedule will be updated as more guests are confirmed.

Register here

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