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Congratulations to

Peyton Smith

Public Communictions

Broadcast and Digital Journalism

Honors Thesis Faculty Advisor: Olivia Stomski

Thesis Title:

Live Sports Production: Theory, Practicum, and Analysis

Peyton Smith

Behind every sports game on television, there is an entire production team shaping every aspect of what you see and hear on your screen. Everything from the camera angles, the graphics, the replays, and sounds you hear are the result of complex coordination among the production crew. A remote production crew is made up of many highly specialized and skilled operators, each responsible for a specific element of the show. Through the last four years, I have worked more than 300 telecasts Syracuse University's ACC Network productions airing on ACC Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and Fox Sport's Regional Sports Network. Live Sports Production: Theory, Practicum, and Analysis is the culmination of my professional experience as I had the opportunity to produce five Syracuse women's ice hockey telecasts for during my final semester at Syracuse University. These telecasts gave me the opportunity to apply all the skills and producing techniques I have learned over the last four years and show my personal growth as a sports producer.

Links to Project Materials:


Newhouse School of Public Communications 2021, Professional Programs Projects 2021, 2021