Final Project: Red Sox Ticket Prices

An avid Red Sox fan, I used my final project as an opportunity to explore rising ticket prices. Ticket prices at Fenway Park are notably the highest in Major League Baseball, and for my story, I took an in-depth look at these numbers.

I talked to various sources, from journalists, to fans, to Red Sox employees – even a scalper, and tried to gather as much information as I could regarding ticket prices and the fan experience.

I did some digging and found data on both Red Sox average ticket price and average attendance from 2006-present, and found the correlation coefficient between these variables. I took to Twitter to ask fans what they thought of rising prices.

I came up with this article, complete with charts, tweets, photos, and a video that I compiled summarizing my findings.

Hope you enjoy my final JO304 project as much as I enjoyed making it! Excited to share it with the world.

https://social.shorthand.com/NickTNeville/embed/uyeqYNwH4qc

Live-Tweeting from Play It Forward: A Day of Sports

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The sports journalism panel was one of the highlights of the day.

Last Friday I had the pleasure of covering the first ever BU Sports Communication Summit: Play It Forward. The event discussed the future of sports and featured panels on sports safety, sports law, sports tech, and sports journalism. Hosted by Andrea Kremer, HBO correspondent and NFL Network co-host, the various discussions throughout the day included a number of prominent voices in the sports world – among them Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, co-founder of Concussion Legacy Foundation Chris Nowinski, NFL agent Neil Schwartz, Olympic Gold-Medalist Angela Ruggiero, and ESPN senior writer Kevin Blackistone. Check out my Storify that summarizes my coverage of the event.

I thoroughly enjoyed the day’s program and hope to see more events like this for aspiring sports journalists like myself at BU in the future.

 

Coming Soon to BU: American Idiot

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Director Sarah Gibson (COM ’18) looks on as her cast readies for a photoshoot.

For my most recent story, I covered the rehearsal process of BU On Broadway’s production of American Idiot. BU On Broadway is one of Boston University’s premier theater groups, which puts up three musicals per semester.

Whether you’re a first time actor, a huge theater fan, or simply love to sing and dance, there is something for everyone in BU On Broadway. If acting isn’t your thing, there are plenty of opportunities behind the scenes as well, with stage-managing and tech options.

This semester I have had the pleasure of acting in BU’s production of American Idiot, straight from Broadway. The smash-hit musical tells the story of three lifelong friends as they struggle with pursuing their dreams and leaving the safety of their suburban town. Complete with smash-hits from the Green Day album, rockin’ dance numbers, and an outrageously talented cast, American Idiot is sure to be a show that you do not want to miss.

Check out my preview video to see what the rehearsal process has been like and hear from the director, Sarah Gibson (COM ’18) herself.

Rock on.

Exploring the Bean: Twitter Scavenger Hunt

Had a lot of fun with this assignment, spending some time exploring various parts of the city and talking to people about what makes Boston so special. Take a look at my finished product on Storify, complete with all the elements of multimedia journalism. Twitter and Storify are two strong examples of companies on the cutting-edge of innovation in this technological age.