New course: JRN 391 – Sports Broadcasting

Josh Caray

Josh Caray. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics.

The Stony Brook University School of Journalism will be offering a new course on sports broadcasting for the Fall 2016 semester.

The 1-credit workshop will introduce radio and television sports broadcasting, including play-by-play skills and interviewing techniques. Students will review network, cable and league-sponsored sports media as well as some great moments in sports broadcasting.

The course will be taught by Josh Caray, the play-by-play “Voice of the Seawolves” for Stony Brook University’s football and men’s basketball games.

“This is my first time teaching, and I want it to be just as much fun as it is a learning experience,” Caray said.

Caray broadcast Stony Brook’s football games in the fall of 2015 alongside NFL veteran Erik Coleman on 94.3 The Shark. He then broadcast Stony Brook’s men’s basketball games this winter with Stony Brook alum Curt Hylton on WHLI 1370 AM.

“It’s been a great first year,” Caray said. “Erik Coleman is second-to-none when it comes to football, and Curt Hylton is second-to-none when it comes to basketball.”

Caray is also the grandson of the late National Radio Hall of Fame sportscaster Harry Caray, the son of the late Atlanta Braves announcer Skip Caray, and the half-brother of Fox Sports South broadcaster Chip Caray.

Josh himself has had experience as a broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves Radio Network, a studio host for Tulane University’s athletics broadcasts, and an evening news anchor for KAVU-TV in Victoria, Texas, among other jobs.

“I had a great time in news, and now I’m looking to expand my horizons,” he said.

The new course will be offered under the course code JRN 391. Course topics for JRN 391 rotate each semester, and students may enroll in JRN 391 multiple times as the topic changes.

The class will meet Mondays from 6 to 7:20 p.m. The prerequisite is JRN 215.