TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Centennial College, Canadian Association of Journalists, and The Sports Group have partnered up to present Fast Break, a sports journalism panel to educate students and professionals about how to break into the sports industry.
Taking place at Centennial College's Centre for Creative Communications campus on Sept. 18, panelists will discuss the grind of breaking into the competitive industry, share their struggles and rise to success, and also give advice to hopefuls that aspire to work in sports.
The panelists will include Tas Melas, the co-founder and co-host for The Basketball Jones on The Score Television Network, Chris Jones, columnist for ESPN the Magazine, Julie Scott, sports editor for The Canadian Press, and Akil Augustine, host and producer for NBA TV Canada.
It will then conclude with a social where guests can listen to music, enjoy appetizers and refreshments, while also building their professional network.
The event will run from 7-9:30 p.m., with registration starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for students, $15 for CAJ members, and $25 for the general public. Lots of great door prizes will be included and each guest will receive a complimentary gift bag for attending.
ABOUT CENTENNIAL COLLEGE: Centennial College is Ontario's first community college, established in 1966, primarily serving the eastern portion of the Greater Toronto Area through four campuses and seven satellite locations. It has a record of exemplary teaching, innovative programming and extensive partnership building. Centennial is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Canada. Almost 100 ethno cultural groups are represented and 80 languages are spoken on campus.
ABOUT THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF JOURNALISTS: The CAJ is Canada's only national association for journalists. We represent hundreds of journalists across all media, as well as journalism school students, across Canada, from freelancers to those working at small and large media outlets. The CAJ is a non-profit organization that works for you and with you to create and maintain an exciting and dynamic media profession in Canada.
ABOUT THE SPORTS GROUP: The Sports Group is a career development service for young professionals that want to work in the sports industry. It is a platform for individuals to connect and build lifelong relationships with people in the industry, while also acquiring skills in order to develop their craft. The Sports Group's ultimate goal is to help young professionals pursue their aspirations of working in sports by providing them the tools and resources so they can accomplish their dreams.
SOURCE: Canadian Association of Journalists
For further information:
Nadine Liverpool, Coordinator, 647-449-0059