By Nancy E. Spencer, Faculty Adviser, Maxwell Media Watch
October 1, 2019
Welcome to the Richard A. Maxwell Sport Media Project as we enter the 2019-2020 academic year at BGSU. This year marks the eighth year that we have had undergraduate and graduate students write entries that critique print and/or broadcast media as well as social media. This past week, 15 students attended our initial meeting to discuss goals and potential topics for the coming semester. Within the next few days, students will begin to post entries on a variety of topics – ranging from how professional athletes utilize social media, to ESPN coverage (or lack of coverage) of European futball, to debates about who is No. 1 in hockey (Crosby vs. McDavid). Our goals for the coming year are to increase the quantity of entries and continue to improve the quality of writing in each entry that we post. We hope that you will enjoy reading the entries that our students submit and share them with others who might be interested in reading them.
Two students will play significant roles in processing this year’s entries. David Dietrich is a senior Sport Management student who won the Collins Scholarship this past year and will assist with editing and posting entries this semester. A photo of him receiving the Collins Scholarship award from Dick Maxwell appears below.
“I am looking forward to another productive year with the Maxwell Media Watch,” said David. “When I joined last year, I never expected to receive a scholarship from distinguished alumnus Dick Maxwell. I am very excited to continue working on this wonderful project this year!”
In addition, we would like to welcome Tyanna Smith, a first-year graduate student in Sport Administration, who will be helping to organize our meetings and assist with editing entries.
We look forward to a productive year ahead and hope that you will read and reflect upon the topics that our students and guest writers post in the year ahead.