The School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University will host the Chris Carrino and Tim Capstraw Sports Broadcasting Camp, set to run from July 23 through 27. The camp is celebrating its 17th year this summer, but this will be the first time that the Sports Broadcasting Camp will take place in the School. The students, who range from 14 to 17 years of age, will develop various broadcasting skills while they get some hands-on experience working with state-of-the-art technology at the brand new facilities of the School.
David Siroty, the camp’s general manager, was impressed by the School’s recent expansion and the development of its communications programs. Although Siroty and his associates at the camp visited other schools as potential locations, Siroty was “blown away” when he toured MSU and is happy to make the move from the camp’s previous location at the Yogi Berra Museum. The campers will have access to the most advanced cameras, audio equipment, and news sets in order to create their own sports broadcasts and news packages.
Aside from being a renowned sports journalist, Assistant Professor of Sports Media and Journalism, Kelly Whiteside, says that sports media is a growing area of interest not just at Montclair State University, but as a profession. “We want to get the word out about our expanding sports media program, so offering these kids the opportunity to use cutting-edge equipment from our School of Communication is a perfect fit for what we hope to accomplish,” says Whiteside. Whiteside says that the School of Communication is trying to add more sports media classes and possibly offer it as a major in the school.
The camp helps prepare students to pursue a career in sports broadcasting by giving the kids opportunities to develop practical skills while also having fun. The campers will meet the Somerset Patriots and conduct field interviews with players and coaches. Siroty is confident that the leading sports broadcasting camp in the nation just got even better with help from Montclair State University’s School of Communication.