AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Bo Jackson, ESPN host and play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore and ESPN vice president of production for college networks Stephanie Druley will join Auburn students, alumni and fans on Friday, April 18, in the Foy Hall Auditorium for a free, public sneak peek into the launch of the SEC Network. The group will talk Auburn football and athletics, as well as Jackson’s latest projects including his Bo Bikes Bama event.
Tessitore and Druley will participate in a panel discussion on the SEC Network at 2 p.m. Druley is overseeing the launch of the SEC Network, which will debut Aug. 14. She is a 23-year ESPN veteran, who for the past three years served as vice president of production for the Longhorn Network. Tessitore, a play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s college football and basketball games, will host the SEC Network’s traveling Saturday pregame show, “SEC Nation.” It also debuts in August.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An Auburn University researcher was part of a team who found that, in the combined 18 nights of NBC’s Sochi Olympic broadcast, male athletes received the plurality of the network’s primetime coverage, but not nearly to the extent of past Winter Olympic analyses.
Lauren Smith, an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University, along with a research team consisting of James Angelini, an associate professor at the University of Delaware, Andrew Billings, a professor at the University of Alabama and Paul MacArthur, an associate professor at Utica College, charted the amount of time the NBC broadcast network devoted to male and female athletes on its primetime Olympic telecast.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Through nine nights of NBC’s Sochi Olympic broadcast, male athletes have again received the bulk of the primetime coverage, but not by as large a margin as in past years.
Lauren Smith, an assistant professor in Auburn University’s School of Communication and Journalism in the College of Liberal Arts, along with a research team consisting of assistant professor James Angelini of the University of Delaware, professor Andrew Billings of the University of Alabama and associate professor Paul MacArthur of Utica College are charting the clock-time of the Olympic telecast. Thus far, male athletes have received 47.6 percent of NBC’s primetime coverage, women athletes have received 37.6 percent of the coverage and pairs events have received the remaining 14.8 percent.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s School of Communication and Journalism in the College of Liberal Arts and Raycom Media have announced a pioneering partnership to train multimedia student journalists.
Faculty and Raycom Media professionals will work with students in a convergent newsroom to reinforce classroom lessons with live reporting experiences. Communication and journalism majors will work in an active newsroom to produce local news stories for television, the Web, social media and digital devices, according to Jennifer Wood Adams, director of the School of Communication and Journalism.