Minnehaha journalism students Jake, Luke, Annika, and Abby were selected to participate in "Full Court Press," an intensive sports writing and photography seminar that covers the NCAA Final Four before the semifinal games on Friday, April 5, at US Bank Stadium.
Full Court Press at the NCAA Final Four
Jake and Luke will attend a panel discussion in the football press box with the following journalism pros: Rachel Blount, reporter, Minneapolis Star Tribune; covered 11 Olympics; Pat Borzi, contributing writer, MinnPost, The New York Times, espnW; Glen Crevier, former Star Tribune sports editor and past president, Associated Press Sports Editors; and Dana O'Neil, senior writer, The Athletic and past USBWA president. "The discussion will include topics such as the influence of social media, the state of the job market, navigational skills in a 24/7 digital era, and survival tactics to deal with increasingly challenging deadlines."
Jake and Luke will then attend team practices, press conferences, and the Reese's College All-Star Game.
Final Four Sports Photography Workshop
Annika and Abby were two of twelve total students that were selected to participate in the NCAA Final Four Sports Photography Workshop.
Annika and Abby will attend discussions on topics such as how to start your career, how to best cover the NCAA Men's Final Four and more. Then, they'll receive photography critiques from sports journalism photography pros.
They will be outfitted with camera gear and given access to the Men's Final Four Practice Day and Reese's College All-Star game. They'll receive guidance from Director of NCAA Photos Jamie Schwaberow throughout the day as they photograph these events.
Congratulations to Annika, Abby, Luke, and Jake!