April 11: Povich Center Workshop & Jamboree


April 11: Povich Center Workshop & Jamboree
Apr 6, 2015


The Washington Post's John McDonnell talks sports photography/Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

Jane Leavy and George Solomon discuss Leavy's career as a journalist and author./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

Bonnie and Arty Berko talk about the television production./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

Arty Berko talks about his work on Outside the Lines./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

Bonnie Berko talks about her work on Pardon the Interruption./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

George Solomon and David Povich make welcoming remarks./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

A packed house for a session at the 2015 Shirley Povich Workshop & Jamboree./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

A packed house for a session at the 2015 Shirley Povich Workshop & Jamboree./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

Evva Star, Alan Goldenbach, Aaron Carter and Michael Stern talk about making the most out of your time at school./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

Liz Clarke and Brandon Parker talk about beat reporting./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

Arty and Bonnie Berko talk about television production./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

The 2015 Shirley Povich Center Workshop & Jamboree Program//Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

Jane Leavy talks about her career as a sports journalist and author./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

John McDonnell talks about sports photography./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

David Steele and Kevin Blackistone talk about features and columns./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

Jodi Fick and Michael "Mex" Carey talk about working for the team./Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

Lou Holder and Mark Gray talk about sports television and radio. /Photo by Samantha Waldenberg

On Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., members of the sports media will gather in Knight Hall to work with high school and college journalism students from around the region on different skill sets, including reporting, writing, editing, design, digital media, television and radio production, as well as working for a university, pro team and league.

To register for the event, email Beth Mechum at bmechum@umd.edu

- 9:30 a.m Breakfast

Schedule and the List of Participants:

- 9:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

David Povich, of Counsel Williams & Connolly LLP

- 10 a.m. Panel: “Making Your Time at School Count”

Moderator: George Solomon, Director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism


Monica McNutt, Sports Reporter/Anchor

Evva Starr, Newspaper and yearbook teacher, Wootton HS

Alan Goldenbach, Assistant professor of journalism at Utica College; former Washington Post reporter

Michael Stern, Merrill College student, c0-founder, The Left Bench

Aaron Carter, High School Sports Reporter, Philadelphia Daily News

- 11 a.m.

 Columns Features

David Steele, Sportswriter, The Sporting News; Kevin Blackistone, Merrill College & Panelist on ESPN’s Around the Horn

Covering the Beat

Liz Clarke, NFL Reporter, The Washington Post; Brandon Parker, High School Sports Reporter, The Washington Post

Working for the Team

Michael “Mex” Carey, Sports Information Director, Georgetown University and Jodi Fick, Assistant Athletics Director/ Communications & ICA Internships, University of Maryland

- 12 p.m. Lunch

Keynote Speaker: Jane Leavy, Author & Journalist

- 1 p.m.

Sports Radio & TV

Mark Gray, Heritage Sports Network; Lou Holder, Sports Broadcaster, Media Trainer & Broadcast Instructor

 Sports Photography & Design

John McDonnell, Photographer, The Washington Post & Jay Judge, Senior Editor/Visuals, The Baltimore Sun

- 2 p.m.

 Television Production

Bonnie Berko, Assistant Director, Pardon the Interruption, ESPN & Arty Berko, Producer, ESPN’s Outside the Lines

Sports Multimedia and Social Media

Pete Volk, Deputy editor @SBNationCFB, managing editor @testudotimes & Matt Brown, League Manager for @SBNationCFB and @SBNationCBB. Co-Manager for @Landgrant33

- 3 p.m.



Kevin Blackistone, Faculty, Merrill College of Journalism, Columnist;George Solomon, Director Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism, former Sports Editor, The Washington Post


Merrill College

Rafael Lorente,  Associate Dean & Master’s Program Director, Merrill College

To see last year’s schedule, click here.

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