Sports Broadcasting is a full year course which trains students in the art of live sports play by play, color commentary and sideline reporting. This is an on air course which will give students professional training in calling live sporting events. Topics of study include how to research teams, rosters and storylines for games. Game day preparation. Rules and gameplay for a variety of sports in terms of how they are played and how they should be covered. The course will also detail best practices, standard guidelines for professionalism, electronic journalistic integrity, development of style and sports desk news anchoring technique. As part of the class students will call live games as part of NHTV’s Northern Highlands Game of the Week broadcasts for each season. Students will work as teams which will mix and match during the year to reflect different working styles and adjustments they must make with broadcast partners in the professional setting. They will learn sportsdesk anchoring skills including writing, reading, video editing and delivery of game highlights and sports news.