Reimagining The Football Story

  1. Who is the audience for this football story?
    -Students
    -Parents
    -Players
    -Alumni
    -Faculty
    -Scouts
    -Glassboro Community
    -Broadcast Crew (radio, videographers, other reporters, etc.)
  2. How do you reach this audience? Where do they gather (in person and online)?
    -Rowan’s Website
    -Social media (Twitter, Facebook)
    -online forums
    -bars (i.e. Landmark, etc.)
    -At the game
  3. List the kind of information/content/forms of media you think students want on this game?
    -highlight video
    -audio from the game (coaches, fans, players)
    -written analysis/insight of the game
    -a contextual review of last week’s game
    -graph or chart to show team’s progress this season
    -graph or chart comparing to competition
    -photos
    -play by play through Twitter
  4. For each of the items above in question 3: When do students want this information? (i.e., day before, day of game, day after, etc?)
    -immediately
    -24 hours after the game
    -day before leading up to the game
    -two days after the game (for deeper reflection from players coaches)
    -during the game
  5. For each of the items listed above in question 3: What is the best way to get this information to them (i.e., Twitter, posted on a website, in print, etc?)
    -Snapchat
    -Twitter
    -Facebook
    -Rowan’s Website
    -Periscope
    -Vines (as the game’s going on or after)
    -Youtube
    -Soundcloud
    -print (traditional story)

 

BEFORE:
-Research teams stats and Tweet info
-Audio soundbites of player/coach expectations (Tweet those out/Soundcloud)
-Photos of stands getting filled/timelapse
-Snapchat the tailgate
-Week in the life of a player (Blog post with videos, photos. etc.)
-Twitter Q&A with fans
-Re-Tweet other fan tweets (think about the other team’s fans)
-Fans tweet 5 things you love about Rowan football
-Spotify playlist to get pumped

DURING:
-Play-by-play on Twitter
-Score updates/injuries/big plays Tweeted
-Create Vines  of controversial or debatable calls
-Use Giphy for humorous reactions to plays/situations
-Continuously compose a larger article
-Periscope crowd reactions (also consider opposing team)
-Snapchat videos/photos of the game
-Instagram touchdown/scoring plays
-Instagram mascots/cheerleaders
-make sure you use specific, unique hashtag on Twitter/Instagram
-Geotags
-Hype videos from fans
-Halftime, first half summary
-Halftime video of the band
-Halftime photos of concessions

AFTER:
-Audio clips of player reactions/coach reactions
-Periscope interviews with players/coaches
-video montage of game highlights
-Self-shot video recap
-Tweet the final score
-Make graphics to show game stats
-Tweet poll questions (best player? best play? etc.)
-Day or two after set up a Periscope Q&A with coach/player

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About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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