Cover NBA or NHL teams in your city this season on your phone for our social news sports network from your point of view as a mobile video journalist. This program can be customized to meet your school requirements for credit from October thru the NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. This is for journalism, broadcast, digital media and sports management students from schools in NBA or NHL cities.
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.
Our world-class iPhone app and web site (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.
Fan Media has an innovative mobile payments marketplace for fan-to-fan and brand-to-fan mobile payments creating an ecosystem for trained journalists, former college players and fans to earn money right on their phones thru viewer-support, a Buy This Video feature where news outlets can buy videos to supplement their coverage, and native video ads.
Interns will provide 45-second videos covering their local NBA or NHL 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.
This program is available to students who attend college in or near the following cities: Anaheim, Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jose, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Washington D.C.
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 local NBA or NHL 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.