Broadcast Student Wins ACC Women's Basketball Contest

School of Communications junior broadcast student Mitch Pittman won a media event sponsored by the Atlantic Coast Conference in which he produced a broadcast piece about North Carolina State women's basketball coach Kay Yow.

In October, the ACC invited Fox 8 sports anchor Rich Brenner and his sports broadcasting class to attend the 2007-08 ACC
Women's Basketball Media Days, held at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center. The students had the opportunity to participate in print and electronic interview sessions and were challenged to create a newspaper or television piece following the event.

Pittman exceeded expectations by gathering further video footage at an N.C. State women's basketball team practice in Raleigh. His feature on Yow was run on Phoenix14News, and then run on a WGHP Fox 8 broadcast on Dec. 23, 2007.

"My dreams to cover the ACC began by watching it (ACC basketball) on WRAL," Pittman said. "Being able to attend the media days and learn how the media interact with players and coaches on a daily basis was something that many of us would have never had the opportunity to experience. This gave me a true taste of my own dream and confirmed that media is the thing for me."

For their participation, Pittman and his classmates will be recognized at the Wolfpack's game at 3 p.m. on March 6 during the first-round of ACC Tournament action.



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