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Fan Media Network looking to turn talented sports fans into video reporters

(August 19, 2008)

DMN Newswire--2008-8-19-- Fan Media Network (www.fanmedianetwork.com), an independent news and entertainment media company featuring fan reporting for sports, is looking for fan video reporters to cover professional and college sports teams across the U.S & Canada it was announced today. 

Beginning with the NFL and NCAA football seasons, sports fans will have the opportunity to upload video reports on their favorite professional and college teams to www.fanmedianetwork.com 

It's American Idol meets YouTube meets MySpace for sports.


"In sports, the fans are the ones who drive the values, but you don't see them in the media. We want to enable talented, knowledgeable fans to report on their teams as professional media," Fan Media Network founder and CEO Kirk Berridge said. "American Idol demonstrated there are some talented people in this country. We are going to discover stars."

In addition to the official fan video reporters, any fan can upload their fan video reports from their fan profile page to build their popularity and provide more coverage from the fans perspective. Fans can connect to exchange video production and editing resources. Fans can also cover the team by blogging and photojournalism. 

"The movement of citizen journalism is intriguing and I am curious as a judge and as a member of the media to see what kind of talent is out there for sports fans who think they can report on their favorite teams," said Ibanez, who in 29 years at KTVU FOX Channel 2 is the longest tenured sports reporter and anchor in the San Francisco Bay Area. "Fan Media Network is taking a professional and organized approach to helping fans produce video reports. At KTVU, we get a lot of feedback from our viewers on their perspective as fans and this gives them a chance at sports reporting."    

About Fan Media Network

Fan Media Network is an independent news & entertainment media company featuring fan reporting for sports. Similar to ESPN, but the reporters are fans -talented, knowledgeable, articulate fans who are given organization, editorial direction and tools so they come off as professional.

www.FanMediaNetwork.com is a self-publishing platform for sports fans to upload their own fan video reports, fan photojournalism and blogs, covering their favorite pro & college teams from the fan's perspective.

Fan video correspondents will be selected to cover over 190 NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA teams in over 40 major markets across the U.S. & Canada (one video reporter for each team).  

In addition to the official fan video reporters for each team, any fan can upload their own fan video reports from their fan profile page to build their popularity and provide more fan media coverage "from the streets to your seats" - true regional fan video coverage you will not see on ESPN, FOX or CBS.

The founder is a sports team 'insider' and a former corporate sponsorship and Internet marketer with the San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks, Big Ten Conference and Indiana Pacers.


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