Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2021

Department

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

First Major Professor

Deni Chamberlin

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Journalism and Mass Communication

Abstract

Sport is something that a great majority of people are involved in at least once in their lives. In the United States, the media primarily focuses on the most popular professional sports like baseball, basketball, and football. A sport that does not receive as much attention is track and field. Events such as sprints and distance running often dominate the limited media attention that the sport receives. The throwing events, specifically the javelin throw, are often an afterthought in the track and field community for those not involved in the events. With this project, I have created a podcast to tell javelin throwers' stories through a series of interviews to promote the event throughout the United States and the world.

My goal with these interviews was that these' throwers untold stories would inspire listeners to either start to throw for the first time or continue to pursue their career further. I spoke with Olympians, All-Americans, national record-holders, as well as your average college throwers. These individuals provided perspective on their careers and shared how the event has enriched their lives and offered experiences that would otherwise not have happened. In this paper, I dive into the details of how I created my podcast, Through the Point.

Copyright Owner

Fuchs, Scott

File Format

PDF

Embargo Period (admin only)

4-16-2021

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