Broadcasting Tips for Announcing Sporting Events

I had a former student visit my class last year to talk to my livestream team. He had gone off to college and quickly worked his way up in the broadcast ranks there. He reached out and offered to come back and help the staff. I took him up on the offer thinking he was just going to come and talk, but in true fashion to his days as an editor for me, he came and over delivered.

Not only was his personal presentation to the team well planned and executed, he also had a handout for them going through much of what he said.

He said I could share the handout here with you all as I thought it would be a great starting point for beginning announcers (and advisers) to consider when getting behind the mic. I’ll include the handout here as a PDF you can download. If you find it helpful, give its creator, Dominic Hoscher, a shout.

Handout: What you need to know about announcing

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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