Manhattanville kicks off sports media program

By Bill Fallon

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The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Manhattanville College now offers courses in sports media, the first of which will take place in June. The program is an extension of the school’s sports business management studies begun in 2006.

The program’s inaugural summer conference will  at the college’s Purchase campus on Manhattanville Road from June 10 through June 12. Students interested in sports media careers will have the opportunity to earn three college credits while learning from and networking with figures in the sports media industry.

Speakers include journalists and personalities from ESPN, Sports Illustrated, AP, HBO, football, golf, and the digital and print arenas.

“The business of sports is experiencing rapid growth which, if it continues at the current rate, is projected to become one of the top 25 business industries in the United States by 2030,” said program director Dave Torromeo. “The media is inextricably connected with sports in business and our culture, so it follows that sports media jobs will increase as well.”

“We specifically scheduled the Summer Conference to take place in early June, after students have completed the school year but before summer jobs and internships usually begin,” said Anthony Davidson, dean of Manhattanville School of Graduate and Professional Studies. “At Manhattanville, we are committed to extending our expertise in the sports business to help prepare journalism, television, radio, new media and public relations students for a growing job market.”
Conference participants also can interview for sports media internships and submit resumes for professional review.

For more information on the program, visit


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Bill Fallon
Bill Fallon is editor of the Fairfield County Business Journal. He has worked at Westfair Communications for more than five years, previously editing an upstate New York daily and a national motorcycle magazine in Nevada. He attended Iona Prep in New Rochelle, N.Y., and the University of Virginia.

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