This week. several student media groups have been putting in extra hours to prepare for a big weekend of sports on campus. The Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network published its first issue of the Bobcat Bulletin. The Quinnipiac Chronicle published an eight-page insert in its Wednesday edition.
Sports Editor, Matt Eisenberg '14 meets with his staff to discuss the upcoming weekend's sports coverage.
By Matt Eissenberg ’14
Sports Editor, The Quinnipiac Chronicle
This year, we wanted to try something new in the sports section, and we had the idea of creating a Midnight Madness preview issue in October so people can get a glimpse of what the winter sports teams will look like. As I was looking at the schedules, I remembered that the men’s basketball team plays Robert Morris on Feb. 25, the same day the men’s ice hockey team plays Yale. Both games are scheduled to be televised, so I knew that was going to be a big day. Although I was just an associate editor at the time, I thought that we should try and do something special for that day.
I brainstormed ideas for the preview issue over the course of several weeks. I shared my ideas with other editors and we kept revising it on and off over winter break.
Approximately two issues before this one, Joe Addonizio, this semester’s associate sports editor and I met to go through each article we plan to have and talk about page layouts and how we want to plan the issue.
Once each article was submitted, one-by-one, we went through them several times with the writers to develop them. Combine that with selecting and editing photos, creating headlines, laying out pages, I spent more than 27 hours working in the office on the preview issue between Sunday afternoon and Tuesday morning. I went to bed at 3:15 on Monday morning and 6:15 Tuesday morning, so I was partially sleep-deprived.
It was a long process, no doubt about it, but once I saw the finished product Wednesday, it was 100 percent worth it. I’ve gotten a ton of positive feedback from people saying they liked it. I knew that it was something new, something we never done before; it involved a lot of people stepping out of the comfort zones to get it done. Every single person who has been an active member on the sports staff contributed, and as the editor I couldn’t be happier.
It was, in my opinion, one of the best issues the Chronicle has ever put out, and I’m humbled to be part of it.
The first issue of The Bobcat Bulletin has been distributed around the campuses, the community and will be available at TD Bank Sports Center this weekend.
By Angelique Fiske ’14
Publishing Editor, Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network
QBSN Co-Directors Marc Schwartz and Matthias Gausz and I are extremely excited to present our first Bobcat Bulletin.
We put a lot of effort into putting together the publication. In media, it is absolutely crucial to be well-rounded on all levels of communication. As we already broadcast home games, run a blog and have podcasts, the next logical step was to turn to print. With Yale and Robert Morris coming to Hamden, it could not have been a more opportune time to go for it. Everyone was on board and prepared to pull together quality writing, jumping at the chance to show the best of Quinnipiac sports.
While laying out the pages could be tedious at times, every bit of work was worth it. We are so proud to have tangible proof of the work we do and hope the Quinnipiac and Hamden communities enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed producing it!