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Ep. 79: Professor in the Department of Sport Management at Syracuse University, Dennis Deninger: How He Took His Expansive Career in Production and Started Incorporating His Craft into Lesson Plans

How The F**k Did You Get That Job?

How the f**k did Dennis Deninger go from working in radio to being part of one of the first teams at ESPN? Dennis graduated from Syracuse University in 1973. Five years after leaving Syracuse, he started working as an Executive Producer for WSVN Channel 7. In 1991, he started as a Coordinating Producer for ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut. In his 14 years at ESPN, Dennis rose to become Head of Digital Video Production for the company. During that time he also started teaching as a professor at his alma mater. After his time at ESPN, in 2008, Dennis started the company Deninger Media and produced a documentary called “America’s First Sport” about the game of lacrosse. He also began working as a full-time professor in Syracuse’s Sports Management department. Today he is still a professor at Falk college and continues to produce content. So how did he end up in working jobs that didn’t even exist while he was beginning his career path?

50mins

20 Nov 2020

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Episode 1: Dennis Deninger

Down The T

I sat down with Dennis Deninger, current professor at Syracuse University and longtime Coordinating Producer at ESPN. We reminisced on how Dennis brought live tennis coverage to ESPN, elevated coverage of the Grand Slams and was instrumental in developing the Hawk-Eye instant replay system that's now a standard in professional tennis. Dennis reflects on the challenges of producing live tennis and comments on the Big Three players rewriting history.

45mins

14 Mar 2020

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5.10.17 Podcast: Prof Dennis Deninger and Outsports reporter Jim Buzinski

HWTP SPORTS TALK

David was joined by guests professor and author Dennis Deninger and Outsports co-founder Jim Buzinski.  Great discussion on the ESPN layoffs and what it means for sports journalism and the way we view sports? Will other networks follow? We'd love to hear from you!On Social Media use #AskHWTPSportsEmail us at feedback@hwtpsportstalk.comCall us at 1 347 989 0227

1hr

11 May 2017

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10.19.16 Podcast: NYTs Christopher Clarey; Syracuse U professor Dennis Deninger

HWTP SPORTS TALK

Join David Wednesday at 9P ET as he talks with New York Times reporter Christopher Clarey regarding the Nick Kyrgios suspension and Dennis Deninger, Professor at the prestigious David B. Falk College at Syracuse University.  Professor Deninger will discuss the declining views/ratings of the NFL.  Is digital media slowly extinguishing Television?

1hr 2mins

20 Oct 2016

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Dennis Deninger, “Sports on Television: The How and Why Behind What You See” (Routledge, 2012)

New Books in Sports

Did you watch the game last night? No matter if you live in Australia, England, India, Ontario, or the US, chances are you’ve heard that question today. Televised sports are a constant presence in contemporary culture, providing a common set of experiences and references for people in the workplace, the... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sports

50mins

20 Feb 2013

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Dennis Deninger, “Sports on Television: The How and Why Behind What You See” (Routledge, 2012)

New Books in Communications

Did you watch the game last night?No matter if you live in Australia, England, India, Ontario, or the US, chances are you’ve heard that question today. Televised sports are a constant presence in contemporary culture, providing a common set of experiences and references for people in the workplace, the airport terminal, the dormitory, and even, in the case of the World Cup and Olympics, around the world. As individuals, televised sport shapes our everyday speech and behaviors (anybody ever lift their arms in celebration and mimic the roar of the crowd after tossing trash in the bin?). Our life stories are punctuated by moments of watching sports. Among my own fondest memories are hours at the TV, watching hockey with my grandmother, soccer with my children, the Olympics with my wife, and, on one late winter night, the NFL playoffs with a crowd of American travelers in an East European pub. Whenever I catch the replay of a particular moment from an event I have watched years ago–say the closing seconds of the “Miracle on Ice,” or Ali lighting the torch in Atlanta, or Doug Flutie’s “Hail Mary” pass in 1984–the memories are immediate and vivid. I can remember where I was, and who was with me, when I watched it happen live on TV.The hold that televised sport has on our individual and collective memories is all the more remarkable when you consider that the medium is relatively young. The first nationwide broadcasts of events in the US came only in the 1950s. The Olympics first appeared on television in the mid-Sixties, the same decade that brought the rise of professional football, today the most popular sport on American television. Dennis Deninger recounts this history in his book, Sports on Television: The How and Why Behind What You See (Routledge, 2012), beginning with the first televised baseball game in 1939 and taking the story to today’s round-the-clock, global sport networks. But as the subtitle indicates, Dennis’ book is more than a history. As a longtime producer at ESPN, Dennis offers an insider’s view of how televised sport is programmed and packaged, and the ways in which sports television has shaped our culture. If you’re someone like me, who has grown up watching sports on TV, you’ll learn a lot from Dennis’ book, and hopefully our interview, from why the 1987 America’s Cup was an important event in the history of sports television, to how to prepare for the lights going out at the Super Bowl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/communications

50mins

20 Feb 2013