Oak Hills high school journalism and mass media students made their 3rd annual trek to Great American Ball Park to meet the Reds media staff, tour the press box and, of course, watch good baseball. On May 3rd, the students met with public relations personnel for a Q & A about how big leagues sports media organizations do what they do, tips on how to pursue a career in sports media, and some interesting stories about player interactions. Senior, Jessica Lambrinides said. “I would love to do something like a sports media job but wouldn’t have known where to begin without the great information we got from the Reds media chief.” Armed with this information, several students said they would consider a media career as a viable option.
– June 14, 2012Posted in: News
After meeting with the media department, students had the opportunity to tour the press box, speak to sports writers and shake hands with a local legend. Senior, Cody Roden said it was cool looking behind the scenes of a major league sports broadcast. Cody also noted that, “… Marty Brenneman had a firm handshake and seemed like a really nice guy. You can learn a lot about someone by how they shake hands.” After that, students got to watch a bit of the game, soak up some sun, and eat dollar hot dogs. Although the Reds were behind the Cubs when the students had to leave for the return to school, the Reds ended up winning the game in the 10th inning that day.
“Not a bad way to spend a school day,” said a smiling senior, Stevie Smith.