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Bills LB Alexander in journalism-radio boot camp

Posted by Chris Brown on April 14, 2016 – 1:36 pm

It’s a popular NFL program for current and former players. The NFL’s Sports Journalism and Radio boot camp welcomes player and former players with an interest in working in the media field after their playing days are over. This offseason there’s a Bills player participating.

Recent free agent signee LB Lorenzo Alexander is participating in this year’s camp at Bowling Green University joing a dozen other current and former players.

This is one of several programs developed by NFL Player Engagement to prepare current and former players for post-NFL careers.

The four-day boot camp from April 14th-17th will focus on improving players’ written and oral commentary skills for print, radio and the expanding digital media industry. Players will receive training and tips in a variety of panel discussions and interactive workshops led by top sports journalists and radio hosts, talent development experts and BGSU faculty. Industry experts will also provide players with one-on-one career mentoring and assistance.

“Sports journalism offers an excellent career opportunity for players to stay connected with the sport they love after their NFL experiences,” said NFL Vice President of Player Engagement Charles Way. “This boot camp provides players with skill development and networking opportunities to succeed in the media industry.”

Throughout the week, participants will put their skills to work in interactive breakout sessions and writing labs, including mock press conferences with veteran NFL Game Official Bob Waggoner and BGSU Head Football Coach Mike Jinks. Players will write daily individual features and op-ed columns on topics addressed, ranging from NFL officiating to social issues.

 


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