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|2019 FULL COURT PRESS
Sports Writing Seminar and Scholarship Competition
"Full Court Press," the 19th annual U.S. Basketball Writers Association sports writing seminar and scholarship competition, will take place on Friday, April 5 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
The free event, which gives high school and college students with an interest in sports journalism the opportunity to cover the NCAA Final Four the day before the semifinal games, will begin with a panel discussion from 8-9 a.m. CDT in the football press box. The presentation of the Oscar Robertson Trophy to the USBWA Player of the Year will take place at 9:15 a.m., followed by team practices, press conferences and the Reese's College All-Star Game.
The panel discussion will include:
Students can enter a competition for a $1,000 scholarship in honor of the late Larry Donald, the only two-time USBWA president and the founding editor of Basketball Times.
The seminar is being organized by the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI and will be moderated by its director, past USBWA president Malcolm Moran.
There is limited space available, so early registration is strongly encouraged. Applications will be accepted in the order they are received.
TO REGISTER: Students should send an email to Sports Capital Journalism Program graduate student Michael Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org). The subject line should read: FULL COURT PRESS 2019.
The discussion will include topics such as the influence of social media, the state of the job market, navigational skills in a 24/7 digital era and survival tactics to deal with increasingly challenging deadlines.
Please note: Registration is full but you can apply to be on the waiting list
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