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Senior Producing Mercer Sports Videos for National Service

October 21, 2008

Mark Vanderhoek
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MACON – The Mercer Bears are getting new coverage online, thanks to a Mercer journalism student. Mercer Athletics are being featured in videos for UWIRE’S sports magazine video series “Campus Pulse,” produced by Mercer senior Shari Perkins.


“Campus Pulse” is a weekly video series on college sports, created entirely by students on the ground at campuses around the country.  The series aims to capture the culture and excitement surrounding college athletics and promote the best young broadcast journalists around the country.


The video series will run on,, and  It will also be available for use by UWIRE affiliate newspapers and television stations.  Select segments will be used on “College Sports Tonight,” the nightly news program for CBS College Sports cable network.

erkins first heard about UWIRE while she was interning with CBS in Washington, D.C., this summer and jumped at the chance. Perkins has always wanted to work in the journalism, but, just recently, she decided that she wanted to get into broadcast journalism.  UWIRE provided the prefect opportunity. 

“I thought that working with UWIRE would be a great opportunity for me to learn more about broadcasting, build my experience, and try an activity that I may want to pursue as a career,” said Perkins.

To view Perkins’ first video, click here


According to UWIRE, the series provides an opportunity for aspiring broadcast journalists to get exposure and experience crafting short-form videos for a national audience.  Student producers are asked to produce at least one segment each month that is four to five minutes long.  Segment ideas are developed in coordination with the UWIRE and CBS College Sports team.


About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has more than 7,500 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah; three regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit

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