by Dr. Nancy Spencer
Welcome to the Richard A. Maxwell Sport Media Project as we enter the 2015-2016 academic year at BGSU. This year marks the fifth year of providing opportunities to undergraduate students who write blog entries critiquing practices of sport media. As faculty adviser for this project, I am very excited about prospects for the coming year. A number of Sport Management students have already expressed interest in writing blog entries and we hope to sustain the high level of writing that has characterized this Project in the past. I would like to introduce the students who will be spear heading our efforts this year. Kaleb Page is a senior and the most recent recipient of the Collins Scholarship for Journalism. He was a regular writer last year and was named “Most Valuable Blogger” as a result of his consistent efforts in providing excellent critiques. This year, he will continue to write blog entries but will also be in charge of managing the schedule for posting students’ blog entries. Jasmine Redman is the graduate student who will be assisting with these efforts by editing and providing feedback as needed.
In the coming year, we hope to have at least two blog entries posted per day. In addition, we will be inviting faculty members as well as professional journalists to submit guest entries about specific topics. As in the past year, you will be able to post comments in response to blog entries that appear on the Maxwell Sport Media Project. If you are new to our Project, we invite you to peruse the site and check out the Welcome page that includes information about the Mission of our Project as well as biographical information about Dick Maxwell whose inspiration fuels our efforts. We are indebted to Dick Maxwell for establishing and supporting this project
We look forward to an exciting year ahead and hope that you will carefully read and reflect upon the topics that our students and guest writers post in the year ahead. Thanks for your interest.
Nancy E. Spencer, PhD, Associate Professor in Sport Management Program