Eric Esterline is named Lecturer in Sports Journalism
The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has hired Eric Esterline as a lecturer in sports journalism/production and sports communication, Dean Diane McFarlin announced today. He will join the College’s faculty this fall. This position is part of a partnership between the College’s Sports Journalism and Communication program and the College of Health and Human Performance’s Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management.
Esterline will teach graduate and undergraduate students in sports communication and multimedia sports reporting/production, assist with mentoring sports students in the Innovation News Center and cultivate relationships between the sports management and communication programs and professional sports associations.
A native of Indiana, He comes to Gainesville from Butler University in Indianapolis, where he served as a faculty member in the College of Communication teaching courses in sports media, digital journalism and digital media. He helped to create a new major in sports media and was the lead faculty adviser and liaison to the Butler University Athletics Department for live video production of athletic events.
Esterline has a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication and Education from Butler and a master’s degree from Indiana University in Informatics and New Media. He worked in sports radio and journalism in Indianapolis, Jacksonville and Washington D.C. (XM Satellite radio) through 2002 and was a freelance producer for FoxSports.