CoJMC students shadow professionals at Husker Spring Game

CoJMC students shadow professionals at Husker Spring Game

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:30am
CoJMC students shadow professionals at Husker Spring Game
CoJMC students shadow professionals at Husker Spring Game

Fifty University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students had the opportunity to shadow and observe journalists, broadcasters and professional communicators during the game.

The spring game wasn’t just a chance for the football team to show their stuff, CoJMC students were able to take what they learn in the classroom and see it at work while sitting alongside reporters in the press box, behind the camera next to broadcasters and at the press conference with Husker Athletics media relations.

“I loved hearing the students’ feedback afterwards. Going in, we envision each student taking advantage of the event, but it’s up to them once they get inside the stadium to get as much out of it as they can. This year, the students were highly engaged throughout, and afterwards expressed their appreciation for the opportunity.” said Michael Grandinetti, a graduate assistant.

The students arrived at Memorial Stadium more than two hours before kickoff. They all gathered on the field for pictures and to get their assignments. They were all on the field for the tunnel walk at the start of the game.

From there they split up to find where they would be shadowing.

Groups toured HuskerVision, the various radio booths and the press box. A majority of the students were in the press box experiencing how different the energy is in the press box on gameday compared to outside.

The students watched the last four minutes of the game from the field, and then went to the strength and conditioning room following the game for coach Mike Riley’s postgame press conference.

The following is a complete list of professional organizations that worked with CoJMC students at the Spring Game:

  • Big Red Report
  • Grand Island Independent
  • Hail Varsity
  • Husker Athletic Department Media Relations
  • Huskers Illustrated
  • Huskers Online
  • HuskerVision
  • Kearney Hub
  • KETV
  • KLKN
  • KMTV
  • KOLN
  • KPTM
  • KSNB
  • Lincoln Journal Star
  • NET
  • Omaha World-Herald
  • WOWT