Category Archives: Beat the Throw

Shavonte Zellous to sign with the Liberty

Shavonte Zellous will not suit up for the Indiana Fever come May. After six seasons with the franchise and in a town she calls home, Zellous will continue her career elsewhere, she told VigilantSports.com, and sign with the New York Liberty. February 1 is the first day WNBA teams can begin signing players. Zellous, an unrestricted free agent, played for…

Beat the throw: twitter has become my newspaper

I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first. Twitter initially came off as a lot of facebook status updates, and who needs that when there is facebook? I was already member and had “friended” everyone I knew on the social media wesbite. Twitter turned out to be a different platform and now one that I panic without. I…

Beat the Throw: What NOT to do in a media setting

If you are journalist/broadcaster or aspiring to be one, it is important to lay low and not be the center of attention. After all, the subjects you and others are interviewing are the big story. Ed Littler from KHAS-TV in Hastings, Nebraska was in Chicago late last week attending the Big Ten football media day. Reporters…

Beat the Throw: Make your employees feel worthy

In this weekly episode of Beat the Throw, I’m talking to employers that have employees reporting to them. What I know is from experience, from my numerous part-time jobs that I have held for years, my various internships, and my observations. The first thing to remember is that everyone wants to feel important. And they deserve…

Beat the Throw: Using YouTube to showcase your work

After a brief hiatus, I am back with another installment of beat the throw. This day in age, it is important to be up to date with products and services–especially those that can benefit you directly, like YouTube. The video host is perfect for those like myself, in the broadcasting industry. In addition to a…

Beat the Throw: Media outlets hiring interns for comprehensive coverage

If you are a young journalist, you should be out committing yourself to the business and willing to do all you can. One of the biggest parts of the business is getting out, networking and being engaged in whatever you are covering. In today’s new-age technology, online sites are becoming more the norm—especially for a…

Beat the Throw: No room for complacency in a competitive field

In today’s beat the throw segment, I’m talking about not being satisfied and advancing in your field every day on the job. There is no room to get comfortable and satisfied today in such a competitive job market. Today more than ever, it is imperative to be on top of things and ahead of the…

Beat the Throw: The self-discipline to work on your craft

In this week’s segment to beat the throw, we are talking self-discipline in honor of the NFL Lockout. So many times, no matter your specialty, it is on YOU to get better. I want to be a better broadcaster so I continue to do as many broadcasts as I can and work on my writing…