Uncharted Territory: Sportscasters And The Impact of Coronavirus

With the cancellation or postponement of games, sportscasters nationwide are being challenged economically and emotionally for the foreseeable future because they’re losing opportunities to do what they love in covering sports.

As we all begin to grapple with the impact of COVID-19 in our lives, we invited members of the sports broadcasting community to share stories, feelings, frustrations, and strategies for staying positive.

The result was an encouraging 2-hour conversation with sportscasters from around the country. In this post we’re sharing some of the key takeaways, plus the audio and video replay of the community chat.
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The Best Sportscasting Job You’ll Have

When I was in my first sportscasting job in McPherson, KS, I let my car run out of oil. I was making $18,000 a-year; I couldn’t pay to get it fixed out of my salary. I had to use the money I received for health insurance, then pray I didn’t hurt myself.

Minuscule salaries are one thing we hate about entry-level sports broadcasting jobs. But I want to share with you two reasons why your first job might be the best sportscasting job you’ll ever have.
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Carter Wins 2019 Jim Nantz Award

Drew Carter, a senior at Syracuse University, is the winner of the 2019 Jim Nantz Award. The award is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster by Sportscasters Talent Agency of America.

It’s the fourth time in the 11-year history of the award, and the first time since 2015, that the trophy has been earned by a Syracuse student.
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Sharp Dressed Demo: How To Highlight Your Work Online

It happens to all of us. You click on a link or video and get a “Not Found” or “Deleted” error message. Bummer.

As the keeper of Talent Pages and personal websites in the STAA Talent Search, I see this all the time. Sportscasters relying on external websites, only to discover their content has been moved or worse, is no longer available.

When your income depends on access to your demo and multimedia samples, don’t allow another business to control how and when it is available.
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