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Sports broadcasting students to attend 2-day summit in Atlanta

Broadcasting students from Austin Peay State University will attend the inaugural College Sports Video Summit (CSVS), June 9-10 in Atlanta, Ga., to learn from the experts in all aspects of college sports video production.

However, CSVS will be more than a series of seminars it will be a two-day assignment for the eight students participating. Caroline Downes, instructor of sports broadcasting at APSU, will require students in her sport broadcasting-focused communication course to complete a series of assignments designed to improve the quality of their own sports productions. Broadcasting students from Austin Peay State University will attend the inaugural College Sports Video Summit (CSVS), June 9-10 in Atlanta, Ga., to learn from the experts in all aspects of college sports video production.

However, CSVS will be more than a series of seminars it will be a two-day assignment for the eight students participating. Caroline Downes, instructor of sports broadcasting at APSU, will require students in her sport broadcasting-focused communication course to complete a series of assignments designed to improve the quality of their own sports productions.

The eight juniors and seniors who will attend CSVS are members of the Special Topics in Communication course, focused on sports broadcasting.

“They are our cream-of-the-crop group, and they've all been working in the program for at least three years,” Downes said.

Downes said she hopes her students will learn more about the behind-the-scenes aspects of sports production.

“This event is going to solidify in their minds that sports production is a huge industry and that there is a ton of potential for them once they graduate college,” she said. “We're also hoping that they will take away knowledge from industry professionals that we haven't had a chance to expose them to. I'm hoping that this will give them access to talk to people who work in the industry.”

Also, the students will attend the Atlanta Braves baseball game the night before CSVS and will be required to analyze the video board production during the game. -- Melony Shemberger