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MFA alum Max Negin Publishes New Book on Sports Broadcasting

Max Negin

Media Studies MFA alum, Max Negin, an assistant professor at Elon University’s School of Communication, has published a new textbook in collaboration with Philadelphia 76ers play-by-play voice, Max Zumoff.

The two men meet when Negin was working as an associate producer and broadcast coordinator with the 76ers. During a conversation three years ago, Negin and Zumoff realized they were both working on books about sports broadcasting and decided to combine their ideas. The new textbook combines Negin’s expertise on the technical side of broadcasting with Zumoff’s experience in front of the camera.

“The focus of the book is to give the sportscasters who are early in their careers an overview of the jobs in front of and behind the camera,” Negin said. The book offers insight from well-known voices in broadcasting, including Bob Costas and Vin Scully, as well as advice from experts on the technical side.

Negin worked for many years in sports broadcasting as an editor, writer and producer for major networks, including ESPN, HBO and NBC. He recently worked as a digital media manager for NBC’s coverage of the Olympics in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. He has been teaching at Elon for the past six years, but stays active in sports broadcasting performing freelance work and is hoping to continue his work with the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Negin continues as well to work on personal documentary projects.

To read more about Negin’s new textbook, check out this article from the News & Record:

Elon Professor Teaches Sports Broadcasting

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September 30, 2014 at 6:19 pm

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Shakespeare Reimagined Film Series

The Depar640px-Shakespearetment of Media Studies is hosting a Shakespeare Film Series this year, as part of the University’s year-long celebration of the 450th birthday of both Shakespeare and Galileo.

Shakespeare Reimagined: Seven Films adapted from Shakespeare with unconventional settings begins Wednesday, September 10th with a screening of CORIOLANUS  (2011) directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes.




The  full series follows:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
O (Tim Blake Nelson, 2001)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
TITUS (Julie Taymor, 1999)

Wednesday, January 21, 2014
Men of Respect (William C. Riley, 1990)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Romeo & Juliet (Baz Luhrmannm 1996)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Hamlet (aka Hamlet 2000 [Michael Almereyda, 2000])

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Richard III (Richard Loncraine, 1995)

All films will be shown following a brief introduction in the EUC Auditorium on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public!

For more information on the University’s year-long celebration, please visit: The Globe and the Cosmos: Celebrating 450 years of Galileo and Shakespeare

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September 10, 2014 at 1:07 am

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Media Studies Student Lands Internship at CBS

unnamedMedia Studies student Justin Frazier-Wright will be living and working in New York City this summer. He has accepted an internship with CBS Interactive, where he will be doing production and post-production work for entertainment, news, sports, and CNET.

“I’m very excited to start my second internship representing the Media Studies Department,” said Wright. He interned for A&E in Los Angeles last summer.

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April 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm

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Professor Ingram to Screen Two Features in France

Brett_2_2013Media Studies Associate Professor Brett Ingram will screen two of his documentary films at two separate events in France this May and June.

Rocaterrania, a feature length documentary about the life and work of visionary illustrator Renaldo Kuhler, will screen in May at the Raw Vision Exhibition at Halle St. Pierre Museum in Paris. The screening will be part of the Best of the Best of Raw Vision Magazine artists over the past 30+ years.


Raw Vision is the most important international publication dedicated to Outsider Art. As a direct result of Ingram’s documentary film, his discovery of the work of Kuhler’s work, and his efforts to exhibit the work, Raw Vision has deemed Kuhler to be one of the “Best of the Best” ever in the world of Outsider Art.

Monster Road, a feature length documentary about the life and work of Seattle animator Bruce Bickford, screened at the Annecy International Festival of Animated Film in Annecy, France back in 2004 when it was released. Annecy is widely considered to be the most prestigious festival for animated film in the world. Ten years later, the director of Annecy invited Ingram to again screen Monster Road as a celebration of Bruce Bickford’s astoundingly original contribution to the world of international animation.

Ingram was also recently contracted to author a book on the life and work of illustrator Renaldo Kuhler.

Read more about the films and the artists here:  http://www.brettingram.org/

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April 14, 2014 at 8:21 pm

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Media Studies Head Writes on Colbert’s Move to the Late Show

GeoffBaym (1)A column by Dr. Geoffrey Baym has been posted in Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture, discussing the replacement of David Letterman with Stephen Colbert on the Late Show. Dr. Baym, who is the Head of the Media Studies Department at UNCG has followed Colbert’s career; he published From Cronkite to Colbert: The Evolution of Broadcast News in 2009.

In the Antenna column, Dr. Baym offers his expectations for how Colbert’s presence might shift the direction of the Late Show.

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April 11, 2014 at 9:14 pm

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Dr. Frierson to Travel to Paris to Screen “FBI KKK”

5330ca6160c65.preview-300Our own Dr. Michael Frierson, professor of media studies and director of graduate studies, will screen his documentary in Paris France this month. The film, FBI KKK will be screened at the Ethnografilm Festival on April 17, 2014, with Dr. Frierson in attend.  The festival is sponsored by International Social Science Council (ISSC), Society for Social Studies of Science (4s), and the University Film and Video Association.

FBI KKK LogoFBI KKK, is a personal, one hour documentary about Frierson’s father, Dargan, an FBI agent in Greensboro, NC and the intersection of his life with George Franklin Dorsett, the Grand Kludd, or chaplain, of the United Klans of America.  In the 1960s, Dorsett became one of the highest ranking, paid informants who secretly provided information about Klan activities under the FBI s COINTELPRO:  White Hate program.

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April 4, 2014 at 5:37 pm

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Media Studies Professor Is Three-for-Three in Best Paper Competition

KimberliannePodlasphotoAssociate Professor Kimberlianne Podlas has won the Broadcast Education Association’s 2014 “Best Paper Award” in the Law & Policy division.

Podlas will present her paper entitled “Off the Campaign Trail and Into the Courthouse: Can a Political Campaign’s Use of a Song Infringe on a Musical Artist’s Trademark?” in April, at the annual convention in Las Vegas.

This is the third time Podlas has entered the Law & Policy Division’s Best Paper Competition, and is also her third win.


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March 31, 2014 at 9:31 pm

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