Otterbein comm students enjoy behind-scenes view of NHL game

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By Haley Young ‘14

Six Otterbein students, including myself, had the opportunity to experience a Columbus Blue Jackets hockey game from a different angle.

On Tuesday, November 15, we attended the Columbus Blue Jackets versus Minnesota Wild hockey game with media passes.  These passes presented us with an inside view of those who work behind the scenes; the public relations staff and the media.

We were able to speak with newspaper reporters, T.V. broadcasters and radio broadcasters.  We watched them in action and asked them questions related to their jobs.

After speaking with the PR staff and media, we attended the press conference that followed the game.  We were able to witness the question-and-answer-session with the media and the Columbus Blue Jackets’ coach, Scott Arniel, who shared his opinions about the game’s outcome.

Overall, the experience was beyond what I expected.  I was excited to see everything I have been learning in both my journalism and public relations classes come to life.

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