Fan Media Announces 2018 MLB and MLS Summer Internships

Cover MLB or MLS teams in your city this season on your phone with videos from your point of view for our social news sports network as a mobile video journalist. This program can be customized to meet your school requirements for credit from April thru the World Series or MLS Cup. This is for journalism, broadcast, digital media and sports management students in MLB and MLS cities.  Fan Media Announces 2018 MLB and MLS Summer Internships

Fan Media will develop and collaborate with 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 former players, fans, and journalists who cover sports news and teams on their phones with videos from their point of view, and compete each season to earn money, official status and get paid right on their phones.

Our world-class iPhone app and web site (Android) have 270 team channels for NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, MLB & MLS news.

Fan Media is the first and only sports news network to do all of its news gathering and publishing solely by mobile phones.

Interns will provide 45-second videos covering their city’s MLB or MLS 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 videos can be shared from our app and web site into the News Feeds of Facebook and Twitter. The best videos get featured on Fan Media’s social brand pages.

This program is available to students who are in the following cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis. New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and 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 MLB or MLS 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.

Earn Money On Your Phone Covering Sports News

Fan Media Network is looking for trained journalists, freelance journalists, college broadcast and journalism students, and former college players to cover sports news and teams in your area on your phone from your point of view as a mobile video journalist.

This is news reporting, commentary and criticism. Our iPhone app and web site (Android) have 250 NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS team channels. 

This is bite size coverage of news, games, events and moments from multiple points of view.

One fan in each city and at each school becomes a paid reporter in 2018 for our network for a year as a freelance mobile video journalist, and gets a weekly ticket allowance to go to games. Cities include New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco and the top 30 media markets. Schools include ACC, SEC, Big Ten, Big XII, and Pac-12 schools.

You must be reliable and provide good coverage and first get promoted to official status. Our newsroom staff can help develop you as a mobile video journalist. We will collaborate with you on your phone from our mobile newsroom.

You can use our network to earn money 4 ways.

1. Paid reporter

2. Viewer-support

3. Buy This Video – news outlets can buy your videos to supplement their coverage and feature them on-air/online.

4. Native video ads – brands can pay fans for product placement and fan testimonials in videos.

You have to build your followers and create value to get noticed in our system as an influencer for native video advertising opportunities.

Students can use our network to be on-camera, cover high-profile sports news, earn school credit, build your mobile demo reel, get discovered and have fun.

Former players can stay in the game by providing insight on your team. Schools and sports that don’t get a lot of coverage will benefit.

Videos feature a simple Yes/No vote and can be shared into the News Feeds of Facebook and Twitter as social news coverage.

Our network will feature new and different paid reporters and official correspondents every season for all 250 NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS teams that have a channel in our app and web site.

Fan Media is the first and only sports news network that does all of its news gathering and publishing solely by mobile phones. We produce video coverage at 10x – 50x less costs than traditional news outlets.

Those interested 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 team from your point of view. We will contact you in the app or web site from our Newsroom to set you up from there.

Fan Media Announces NBA and NHL Internships

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.

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).NBA NHL Internship

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.

Fan Media Announces College Basketball Internships

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.basketball internship

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.

Former Alabama Football Players Provide Insight On Their Phones

Fan Media Network has announced two of its first Media Analysts for the 2017 college football season.

Kellen Williams was as an Offensive Lineman for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was part of a recruiting class that went 60-7. Alabama won three National Championships during his time in the program.Media Analysts

Andrew Davidson was a walk-on Safety for Alabama in 2011.

Fan Media Network is a social news sports network of mobile video correspondents for the top 250 NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS teams (Patent Pending).

Former student-athletes can cover their school’s team on their phone from their point of view with analysis, commentary, and news reporting. The app and web site have team channels for all 128 schools that play to participate in the College Football Playoff, plus some of the basketball powerhouse schools. This is an opportunity for former players to stay in the game, be on-camera, cover high-profile sports news, build their mobile demo reel, stay connected with their former schools and fans, and have fun.

Fan Media will continue to add Media Analysts throughout the season. Those interested can get involved by installing the app http://apple.co/1HhY2QQ, and making one video 45-second or less video about their college team.

Many NCAA schools and sports that typically don’t get much coverage will benefit from this social news coverage. Videos feature a simple Yes/No vote and are shared from the app and web site into the News Feeds of Facebook and Twitter as social news coverage. Fan Media Network will feature multiple official correspondents and Media Analysts for each team with coverage for all sports, offering multiple points of view.

Mobile journalists, former college players and fans can earn money in the app by providing social news coverage of sports news and teams in their area on their phones from their point of view. The app has a “Buy This Video” feature for newsrooms of local TV stations and newspaper web sites to buy bite size video coverage of news, games, events and moments for $50 from fans and $250 from official correspondents (trained journalists and former college players who Fan Media Network has promoted to official status) and the money goes into the mobile journalist’s bank account. The second way is fans can give money to mobile journalists in the app who they like or like their coverage, from their phone to the mobile journalist’s phone and the money goes into their bank account. Think of this as a PBS-type media model for viewer-supported news programs. Mobile journalists can use the money to help buy tickets, transportation, to upgrade their phones, services plans and to help cover other costs. The third way is brands can give influencers money for product placement in videos and or a fan testimonial on-camera on behalf of a brand and give them money from their phone to the fan’s phone and the money goes into the fan’s bank account. This is brand-to-fan mobile payments, a first in the world of advertising.

“Our social news sports network makes it easy and fun for former student-athletes to provide insight from their point of view on their phone with bite size videos. These opportunities were previously only reserved for TV and just a few select former players. Mobile phone video really opens it up. Not only will many schools and sports that don’t get much coverage benefit, but so will the fans,” said Kirk Berridge, founder and CEO of Fan Media Network.

Mobile Journalists To Earn Money On Their Phones Covering Sports

Fan Media Network now allows mobile journalists, former college players and fans to earn money thru its innovative mobile payments marketplace in its world-class iPhone app.

The social news sports network of mobile phone video correspondents for the top 250 NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS teams is opening an entirely new market of mobile journalism for sports news coverage and continues to take citizen video journalism and social media to an entirely new dimension.

This ecosystem of fan-to-fan and brand-to-fan mobile payments aims to attract trained journalists, including freelance journalists, college broadcast and journalism students and journalists who want to reinvent themselves as mobile journalists as they have been laid off or struggling to get work due to a shift in sports media to bite size, fan-centric video that drives social media commentary. 

“Mobile journalism is easy for trained journalists to access. All they need is an iPhone and iMovie video editing app or the Android equivalent. There is no heavy equipment to lug around. They can make and edit videos on their phones and on the go by capturing multiple clips of video footage, then some newswriting and put the clips together with a voiceover or natural sound or music for storytelling of news, games, events and moments. And get paid right on their phones”, said Kirk Berridge, company founder and CEO.

There are three ways mobile journalists, former college players and fans can earn money in the app by providing social news coverage of teams in their area on their phones from their point of view. The first way is a “Buy This Video” feature for newsrooms of local TV stations and newspaper web sites to buy bite size video coverage of news, games, events and moments for $50 from fans and $250 from official correspondents (trained journalists and former college players who Fan Media Network has promoted to official status) and the money goes into the mobile journalist’s/fan’s bank account. The second way is viewers/fans can give money to mobile journalists/fans in the app who they like or like their coverage, from their phone to the mobile journalist’s/fan’s phone and the money goes into their bank account. Think of this as a PBS-type media model for viewer-supported news programs. Mobile journalists/fans can use the money to help buy tickets, transportation, to upgrade their phones, services plans and to help cover other costs. The third way is brands can give influencers money for product placement in videos and or a fan testimonial on-camera on behalf of a brand and give them money from their phone to the fan’s phone and the money goes into the fan’s bank account. This is brand-to-fan mobile payments, a first in the world of advertising.

“Native video ads will be our featured video ad product, not interruptive pre-roll video ads like you see on YouTube and other web sites. Those are so uncreative and annoying and not effective anyway, just repurposed TV ads and not good for the user experience. In addition to building a network of mobile video journalists, we are building a stable of native video advertising makers. As a service to advertisers, our company will identify influencers for brands, then contact the fans and provide them the criteria and instructions to participate and qualify if they wish to accept, and if so and they fulfill the requirements, then they can earn money for producing native video ads. We now have an ecosystem where they can get paid right on their phones from advertisers who can use their corporate credit cards”, said Berridge.

For enabling and operating the mobile payments marketplace, the company shares the revenue 50/50 with the mobile journalists/fans.

The “Buy This Video” feature for local TV stations and newspaper web sites to feature the bite size video coverage on-air and online will include credits for Fan Media Network and the mobile journalist/fan. On average, it costs a local TV station $3,000 to produce a video/story or package as they call it. When considering their costs – reporter salary, TV truck, insurance, gas, expense reimbursements, expensive camera, camera person, other salaries, expensive video editing equipment, video editors (more salaries) and other costs, $50 videos from fans and $250 videos from trained journalists and former players in a “shared economy model” reduces costs, brings back local coverage, offers multiple points of view with the ability to easily get coverage of opposing teams, and helps develop a transactional revenue stream for mobile journalists/fans. 

“Our niche is social news coverage for sports. This is going to help attract freelance journalists and other trained journalists to our network. And not just college broadcast and journalism students, but the many trained journalists who are getting laid off at local TV stations, magazines, newspapers, radio stations, and other media companies. And those who can’t get jobs. Local media outlets are providing less coverage and have less resources to cover teams. Beat writers, who typically break the stories in sports, and columnists used to go to team headquarters and practice everyday and on the road to cover the teams but that has been reduced or eliminated in some cities and sports. The local TV stations, newspapers and fans still want the coverage from a local point of view and a much lower cost of $50 a video/story from fans and $250 a video/story from trained journalists will be attractive,” added Berridge.

TV stations and newspapers in the top media markets across the country will promote Fan Media Network to their audience on-air and online to ask for sports video submissions, then the newsroom staff of the TV stations and newspapers can come into Fan Media Network’s app and pick the videos/stories they want to buy. This will drive marketing and revenue for mobile journalists/fans. Fan Media Network app and web site is set up with team channels and city feeds that display the most popular videos/stories as voted by the viewers/fans so it will be easy for newsrooms to find and buy videos. And as videos/stories multiply, they can use Fan Media Network’s search tool to find videos by keywords in headlines and most recent videos in the network.

Sports directors, sports producers and sports editors at local TV station affiliates and newspapers can build a profile in the app for their station or newspaper, then buy videos/stories they can purchase from the app with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover, then get the mp4 file of the video/story to feature on their channels and monetize and keep the revenue.


Trained journalists, former college players and fans can create a profile and activate a free mobile payments account to receive money.

Fan Media Network is a social news sports network of mobile video correspondents for the top 250 NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS teams (Patent Pending).

The web site and app have 250 team channels.

Trained journalists, former college players and fans make 45-second videos/stories on their phones covering their favorite teams in their area from their point of view as social news coverage and compete each season to earn official status and money. Videos feature a simple Yes/No vote and are shared from the app and web site into the News Feeds of Facebook and Twitter as social news coverage.

The mobile payments marketplace is available on the iPhone app to begin, then next will be available on the Fan Media Network web site.