There is an Extra Credit opportunity available to you all tommorow. We’re having two guest speakers from ESPN.com visiting the Journalism program tomorrow. Even if you’re not interested in Sports Journalism, these two editors are worth hearing. The details:
Where: Bartlett 61
When: Wednesday, 12:30-2
ESPN.com Senior Editor, Enterprise
Jena oversees the integration of long-form, cross-platform journalism at ESPN.com, and plans, assigns, edits and produces long-form features in the ESPN.com enterprise/features/investigations group. Jena works with national enterprise writers and television producers to integrate content for TV and ESPN.com – primarily for “Outside the Lines” and “E:60.” Jena has been at ESPN.com since 2006, and has won two Sports Emmys for her work on cross-platform integrated content. Before joining ESPN, she was an assistant sports editor at The Charlotte Observer, overseeing NFL, NBA and enterprise coverage as well as the copy/news desk. She has more than 15 years of newspaper experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
ESPN.com Senior Editor, Blogs
Matthew has 12 years of experience as an editor and producer for online publications, including nine as an editor in various capacities at washingtonpost.com. Matthew has been at ESPN.com since 2006, first as editor of the site’s premium content and more recently as editor of the site’s NFL, College Football and MLB network of blogs. He has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
What: Extra Credit. You will receive 1-2 points on your final grade based upon the blog entry that you write for this event.