The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Manhattanville College Launches Sports Media Institute

The new program debuts in June, 2013 with a three-credit Summer Conference featuring an impressive lineup of sports media industry heavy hitters.

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ESPN Radio's Colin Cowherd will be Keynote Speaker at The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Manhattanville College's Sports Media Institute Summer Conference.

At Manhattanville, we are committed to extending our expertise in the sports business to help prepare journalism, television, radio, new media and public relations students for a growing job market.

Purchase, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2013

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Manhattanville College today announced the creation of the Sports Media Institute, offering courses in sports media, the first of which will take place in June, 2013. The Institute is an extension of the School’s Sports Business Management Program, established in 2006.

The Summer Conference 2013 will be the Institute’s inaugural offering and will take place at the Manhattanville College Purchase, New York campus from June 10 through 12. Students interested in sports media careers will have the opportunity to earn three college credits while learning from, and networking with, prominent leaders in the sports media industry.

Program highlights include five keynote addresses from media luminaries: Colin Cowherd, the dynamic host of “The Herd”, ESPN radio’s weekday sports talk show; Peter King, Sports Illustrated writer and NFL Guru; Jimmy Roberts, Veteran NBC golf analyst and author; John Kosner, Executive Vice President ESPN Digital and Print Media; and Ross Greenburg, former President, HBO Sports. Each day’s schedule will feature multiple panels of industry pros discussing topics relevant to all areas of sports media and communications. Students will hear from: AP Basketball Writer and Basketball Hall of Fame member Jim O’Connell; New York Giants Vice President of Communications Pat Hanlon; Associated Press TV Sports Writer Rachel Cohen; New York Knicks Blogger and Social Marketing Editor at CHARGED Magazine Tommy Dee and others.

“Creating the Sports Media Institute and its conference format was a natural extension of our successful MS Sport Business Management Program,” said its director, Dave Torromeo. “The business of sports is experiencing rapid growth which, if it continues at the current rate, is projected to become one of the top twenty-five business industries in the United States by 2030. The media is inextricably connected with sports in business and our culture, so it follows that sports media jobs will increase as well,” he added.

Anthony Davidson, Dean of The Manhattanville School of Graduate and Professional Studies, noted that, while the Sports Media Institute Summer Conference falls under the umbrella of the Manhattanville School of Graduate and Professional Studies Sport Business Management Program, it welcomes undergraduate and graduate students majoring in communications disciplines at outside institutions.

“We specifically scheduled the Summer Conference to take place in early June, after students have completed the school year but before summer jobs and internships usually begin,” he said. “At Manhattanville, we are committed to extending our expertise in the sports business to help prepare journalism, television, radio, new media and public relations students for a growing job market.” Davidson pointed out that the Summer Conference also provides an opportunity for young, and not so young, sports-minded communications professionals to enhance their knowledge and position themselves for future positions in the sports media.

Conference participants will have the option to complete coursework for three Manhattanville Graduate program credits, interview for sports media internships and submit resumes for professional review.

Torromeo stressed that the number of participants is limited to maximize personal interaction and opportunities for networking with the panelists and speakers. “These are some of the best of the best in the business from some of the most prestigious companies in the industry,” said Torromeo. “Learning from, meeting, and spending time with these professionals will provide students with invaluable introductions that can open doors to the internships and jobs they dream about.”

The School of Graduate & Professional Studies is located at Reid Hall, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street in Purchase, N.Y. For more information on the program schedule and to register for the Sports Media Institute Summer Conference 2013, visit the GPS online at http://www.mville.edu/SportsMediaEvent.

About the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS):
The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Manhattanville College (http://www.mville.edu/graduate) offers extensive education options, including three Bachelor’s degree programs, six Master’s programs that includes an M.S. in Sport Business Management, Graduate Certificates, and Executive and Professional Education.