This course is designed to be practical and interactive, covering all aspects of 21st century sports broadcasting.
Students will learn how to create live sporting events broadcasts, write cohesively and concisely, how to conduct and edit interviews and gather, how to deal with athletes and sports executives at all levels, and how to use technology to enhance production value.
Students will use professional broadcast equipment including cameras, replay, graphics, switchers and video boards, plus work as announcers, producers, directors, tech crew and more. There will be mandatory out-of-the-classroom assignments. including live broadcasts and other events. There are also a variety of other assignments.
The primary goal is to create professional sports broadcasts that promote North Kansas City Schools, its four high schools and their athletic programs. Students perform a public service to the district and its patrons while doing so.
Students completing this class will have a working knowledge of the business and technological aspects of creating a sports broadcast, giving them a head start for college and professional careers. In addition, this course will work closely with the Sports Marketing class, similar to how professional sports broadcasters work with their marketing teams.
The class meets on the Oak Park High School campus. Students may provide their own transportation or ride district-provided transportation. This course may be taken for one semester, or a whole year. It may be taken in one block for .5 credit per semester, or two blocks for 1 credit per semester. Students can earn a letter in this course. May be repeated for credit.
View current student work at: N2 Sports YouTube
For more information on the Advanced Broadcasting program, contact or broadcast journalism teacher Christina Geabhart, MJE, at (816) 321-4656.