BU students cover NASCAR races

For immediate release: Sept. 5, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — Two junior mass communications students from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania worked for Turner Sports Network for three days in June during its coverage of the Pocono 500 and with ESPN for five days in August for the Pennsylvania 500.

Kristin Saltzer of Palmyra worked with the Selinsgrove Speedway as part of her summer internship and Tara Stancavage of Phoenixville worked with Greenwood Valley Action Track. Both also worked with ABC for a week leading up to NASCAR’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 in Richmond on Sept. 8. The three networks have invited Saltzer and Stancavage to cover future NASCAR races as their schedules permit.

Both students are members of the Spectrum magazine editorial staff. The magazine, produced within the journalism program of BU’s mass communications department, is advised by Walter Brasch, professor at BU, and was named a gold medalist winner in competition sponsored by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, headquartered at Columbia University, and an All-American magazine by the Associated Collegiate Press.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.