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My name is Ben Maitland and I am a senior at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. I am the Sports Director for WMLU 91.3 FM, the campus radio station. I am responsible for scheduling our broadcasts of Longwood basketball and baseball games. I also maintain a working committee of broadcasters. I also served two years as the Sports Editor for The Rotunda, the campus newspaper. In both positions, I maintained working relationships with athletes, coaches and members of the LU Athletics Department.
I am experienced in writing recaps of sporting events and sports feature articles. I also have several years of broadcasting experience on the radio. I do not have any television experience at this time.
I want to work in the sports broadcast journalism field after graduation. Radio and print are where most of my experience lies. Broadcasting auto racing (NASCAR in particular) is at the top of the list as far as jobs are concerned. MRN (Motor Racing Network) is the pinnacle of radio broacasting for NASCAR.
NASCAR.com is the pinnacle for print/web-based reporting because it focuses soley on the sport.
Working for a local/regional newspaper as a sportswriter is also of great interest to me given my experience as Sports Editor for The Rotunda.