Elon team provides news coverage of Russian event

A team of students, faculty, and alumni from Elon University's School of Communications spent a week in June in Ekaterinburg, Russia, covering the 2014 International Collegiate Programming Contest in video, photo, social media and text. 

A media team including students, alumni and faculty from Elon University’s School of Communications provided coverage of the world’s largest collegiate programming contest from Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Assistant Professor Max Negin led a video team consisting of media arts and entertainment major Brian Mezerski (on-air talent and editing), iMedia alumnus Chris Kirkham (editing and videography) and media arts and entertainment alumnus Derek Scully (videography) in producing videos from the four-day event. Their work garnered more than 8,000 views from 87 countries. It was also incorporated in the international broadcast of the contest. 

It marked Negin’s fourth time volunteering to lead a team to cover this event, and Kirkham’s second time.

Elon Interactive Media alumna Bettina Johnson has worked since 2011 to prmote the ACM-ICPC via photography and social media. Johnson was instrumental in the creation of MyICPC, which allowed people around to globe to follow contest events live.

iMedia alumna Andrea Pereira de Almeida worked this year as part of the photography team. The team provided hundreds of photos of contest events, including the final results, when a team from St. Petersburg State University came from behind to take top honors in a dramatic closing ceremony.

Associate Professor Amanda Sturgill provided written content on the media team blog and helped coordinate the efforts of the ICPCNews team.

The ACM-ICPC involves more than 30,000 college students in contests at the local, regional and world levels. You can see the content produced by the news team at http://icpcnews.com