Sportscasting in the digital age the focus of WVSU workshop

Contact: Jaime Rinehart
(304) 720-1401
April 8, 2013
Sportscasting in the digital age the focus of WVSU workshop
CHARLESTON, W.Va.Learn to create sports-related digital content from your own website at the latest Creators Program workshop at West Virginia State University’s Economic Development Center (EDC) beginning Friday, April 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The two-part seminar will be conducted by Mark Martin, sports director at WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV.

“Thanks to the Internet, the possibilities for being a sportscaster are endless,” said Martin. “A television or radio station can now be created through personal websites.” Participants will learn how to develop a website and produce sports programming, as well as information about sportscasting as a career.

Martin has been sports director at WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV in the Charleston/Huntington market since 2000 and has served as color commentator and sideline reporter for games airing on ESPN Regional and Fox Sports. He is the recipient of a regional Emmy and The Associated Press Lifetime Achievement Award and has been named West Virginia Sportscaster of the Year twice.

The Creators Program is a spinoff of WVSU’s DigiSo initiative, a digital and social media incubator based out of the EDC. Recent workshops have focused on filmmaking, production, writing, music and other topics taught by local professionals.

The two-part seminar costs $40 and will conclude on Saturday, April 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. Registration is required by calling the EDC at (304) 720-1401 or at
West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, WV. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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