Cover your school’s basketball team this season on your phone from your point of view. This program can be customized from November through March Madness to meet your school requirements for credit. This is for journalism, broadcast, digital media and sports management students from the 135 schools that have a channel in our app and web site.
Fan Media will develop and collaborate with correspondents as mobile video journalists for social news coverage throughout the season. This is an opportunity to be on-camera, cover high-profile sports news, build your mobile demo reel and have fun.
Fan Media is a social news sports network of mobile phone video correspondents for the top 250 NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS teams (Patent Pending).
Our world-class iPhone app and web site (supports Android users) have 250 team channels.
We are opening an entirely new market of mobile journalism and a low cost media model for sports news coverage.
Trained journalists, former college players and fans make 45-second videos on their phones for our network covering teams in their area from their point of view as social news coverage and compete each season to earn official status and money.
Interns will provide 45-second videos covering their college basketball team on a weekly basis, including: news reporting, commentary, criticism, analysis, fan interviews, moments, trending stories and public opinion. Fan Media Network will provide a correspondent kit with best practices for production quality and editorial direction.
Students will learn mobile video journalism in the field and strive to get into the News Feeds and Trending Stories of Facebook and Twitter as social news coverage. Videos can be shared from our iPhone app and web site into the News Feeds of Facebook and Twitter and the best videos get featured on Fan Media’s social brand pages.
“ESPN acknowledged sports media has shifted to fan-centric, bite size video that drives social media commentary. People are watching less TV. They are getting their news on social media. Sports fans now prefer bite size video coverage of news, games, events and moments in their News Feeds from non-traditional media types and fan point of view. This is a tremendous opportunity for college students. It’s easy and fun. No one has to lug around heavy equipment, just make and edit videos on your phone,” said Kirk Berridge, founder and CEO of Fan Media Network.
Interested students can apply by installing the app http://apple.co/1HhY2QQ or making a profile on the website http://fanmedianetwork.com/, and making one video 45-second video about your college basketball team. It can be a season preview video or any of the ideas listed above. We will contact you in the app or web site from our Newsroom to set you up from there.