Andy Baggot: Insider Writer for UWBadgers.com and Varsity Magazine
Jay Wilson: Sports Director for Channel 3000/News 3 Now
Jim Polzin: Wisconsin Men's Basketball Writer for the Wisconsin State Journal
How has social media changed your career and the way a reporter operates?
JP: In today's age, it's important to be multifaceted. To be able to not just write, but podcast and use Twitter. I don't know where this industry will go in the future, but there will always be a market for storytellers and people will always care about Wisconsin sports.
What's the biggest challenge you currently face in your role? What are some of the biggest misconceptions of the sports industry?
AB: Redefining my role and what I'm writing about for the magazine. The biggest misconception about sports is the glamour of it. It's hard work and I've always done it because I loved it, not because of the glamour.
JW: At the news station, we're working on doing more with less people. That has gotten more challenging especially as you get older and have less time for work as you try to balance a family with your career.
What is some advice you would offer to students?
JW: Follow your heart. Only do what you really want to do. Listen for the voice inside you that tells you what you really want to do and then follow it.
AB: Find a mentor and someone you trust who you can bounce ideas off of and talk about your future with.
My name is April Trauba and on behalf of the entire board, we hope you find this information valuable.