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Ellis Cannon Academy of Sports Media and Broadcasting at PA Cyber Charter School

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High school students across Pennsylvania will be able to get an early start on a career in sports media and broadcasting in a new program being offered this year by the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

The Ellis Cannon Academy of Sports Media and Broadcasting is a two-semester program to be taught by the veteran sports broadcaster himself in real time as a Virtual Classroom course. It is believed the only one of its type in the nation.


“The sports media and broadcasting curriculum represents what I believe will become a very successful program within our course of studies, one totally unique to PA Cyber and one which I am certain will capture the imagination of our students,” said Dr. Nick Trombetta , CEO.


It also marks the return of Cannon, a successful radio and television personality in the Pittsburgh market over the last decade, to his hometown of Midland, PA.


The fall semester class, Sports Media and Broadcasting I, offers an introduction into print, radio, television and online sports journalism, from history to current applications. The spring semester, Sports Media and Broadcasting II, offers more advanced application of those journalistic platforms and broadcasting, including writing, audio and video production. On-site student field trips and contact with local and national sports media sources will be part of the class, said Cannon.


Cannon will be assisted by PA Cyber instructional supervisor and local sports personality Marc Grandinetti.


“This program ranks among the most rewarding, yet challenging, opportunities of my career" Cannon said. "Teaching has long been an interest of mine and I was intrigued with the prospect of partnering with PA Cyber. I could not be happier to have this opportunity to help guide the next generation of sports broadcasters, especially to do so in partnership with PA Cyber, an amazing school created by the people of my hometown.”


Students must be enrolled full-time in PA Cyber Charter School to be eligible for the Ellis Cannon Academy. Interested students should visit www.pacyber.org, call 1-888-PACYBER (888.722.9237) or email enrollmentInfo@pacyber.org.

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