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Student News Bureau to cover football championship

SoJ Web Report | Nov. 30, 2012
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Six journalism graduate students will form a news bureau to provide coverage of Big Ten Football Championship game in Indianapolis Dec. 1.

The school’s National Sports Journalism Center in Indianapolis is partnering with the Big Ten Conference for the Student News Bureau to cover the game between the University of Nebraska and the University of Wisconsin at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts. The students also will cover events surrounding the championship in downtown Indianapolis, such as press events and local festivities.

Lauren Ely, Erica Rath and Campbell Robbins will cover Friday’s pre-game press conferences with Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini and Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema. Andrew Crum, Wheat Hotchkiss and Manny Randhawa will be on assignment Saturday covering the game, which starts at 8:17 p.m. All stories will be available on the NSJC website and also distributed to the Hoosier State Press Association.

“Our news bureaus give students valuable opportunities to gain industry experience and exposure for their work,” said Pamela Laucella, assistant professor at the School of Journalism and academic director at the center. “The NSJC is committed to providing educational experiences that transcend the classroom, and our students will continue to cover more collegiate and professional sporting events locally and nationally.”

Last year, students covered the inaugural conference championship game, held at Lucas Oil Stadium. In the past year, NSJC students have covered Super Bowl XLVI, the Major League Baseball playoffs, NCAA Men’s Final Four, Big Ten men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, and the Indianapolis 500.

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