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Field Trip to ESPN Radio

My Feature’s class of Fall 2008 was invited to visit ESPN radio by Peter Silverman, who has had a long career in radio and whose daughter, Hollie, was a member of the class. We all thought we were going to learn about sports radio, but Pete showed us much more. We got to eyeball the working environment of many other radio concerns also owned by Disney. We were in the booth with the producers of the Hannity radio show and got to talk to a music DJ. Pete also arranged for us to hear from folks in other parts of radio, including their internship recruiter.

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Chris Raymond Visit

img_1501Chris Raymond, the deputy editor of Details magazine, came to visit my Features class in the Fall 08 semester. He discussed issues in journalism and talked about his career: he was a founding editor of ESPN The Magazine and the founding editor of ESPN Books. A 1987 graduate of Penn State, he started his career at Esquire where he edited Mike Lupica¹s Sporting Life column. In 1998, he helped launch ESPN The Magazine, later serving as college sports editor, then as a deputy editor. In 2001, he joined GQ as a senior editor.He has assigned and edited five stories that were included in Houghton Mifflin¹s Best American Sports Writing series and edited ³It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium² by John Ed Bradley, which was named ³best sports book² of 2007 by Sports Illustrated. He was an inspiring guest. Said one student: “He’s so young.” You rock, Chris.

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Field Trip to WABC

With Michelle Chatsworth WABC TV Prof. George’s J-1 classof Fall 08 on the set with WABC-TV anchor Michelle Charlesworth. We were on the set and watched an hour of morning news. Afterwards, Michelle and her co-anchor and producer met with students to answer questions and share their career advice.

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Josh Pramis Visit

Josh Pramis, a graduate of the Purchase journalism program and former student of mine, stopped by in the Fall 08 semester to talk to my Journalism One class. Josh now writes for the website of Travel & Leisure, a job he apparently loves and is doing well at. He gave the class advice about job-hunting and explained how he got his job at T&L. Interestingly, Josh said the website used to play second fiddle to the magazine, but that’s changing rapidly.  Josh Pramis, a graduate of the Purchase journalism program and former student of mine, stopped by in the Fall 08 semester to talk to my Journalism One class. Josh now writes for the website of Travel & Leisure, a job he apparently loves and is doing well at. He gave the class advice about job-hunting and explained how he got his job at T&L. Interestingly, Josh said the website used to play second fiddle to the magazine, but that’s changing rapidly.

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