AWSM staff report
The Association for Women in Sports Media hosted a Career Focus live chat with Vicki Michaelis on Thursday, Jan. 30.
Michaelis, professor of sports media at the University of Georgia and a former AWSM president, discussed and answered questions about the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, Russia, as well as the intricacies of media coverage through the eyes of a veteran journalist.
Michaelis covered six Olympic Games as the lead Olympics writer for USA Today. She also covered NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL playoffs, March Madness and numerous bowl games in her 20-year career as a sports writer. In 2012, she left USA Today to create and direct a new sports media program at Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Career Focus is an outreach effort by AWSM to assist student and professional members in career development, through chats, webinars, Google Hangouts and various mediums that connect our community. Previously, AWSM held a live Q&A chat with CNN sports editorial director and AWSM board chair Kathy Kudravi.
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Read through the chat transcript below: