Sports Journalism Blog

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 in Weekly Roundup by fgogola

By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff | @SportsCapJour

SI media writer Richard Deitsch has a roundtable with several reporters about “cleaning up” quotes.

From SportsCenter Featured: The 74-year-old coach who revived football at Benton Harbor, a crippled Michigan high school.

Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press, dives into the past year for Erik Kramer, the former Lions quarterback who’s getting help after a botched suicide attempt and now feels he has a reason to live.

At the insistence of Harrison Barnes, Bay Area News Group columnist Marcus Thompson takes the Golden State Warrior to his childhood neighborhood in a reporter-subject role reversal.

Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden writes on how Exaggerator dashed the hopes of a repeat Triple Crown at the 141st running of the Preakness. USA Today’s Christine Brennan opines on how race horses die but fans and a sport immediately move on to the next race.

Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade’s wife, provides an insight on the relationship, friendship and loyalty between Wade and LeBron James. Story by ESPN’s Pablo Torre.

Jon Wilner , of the San Jose Mercury News, combs through 990s to look at the Pac-12’s finances for fiscal year 2015 and compares those to the four other major conferences.

Jerry Sullivan writes at The Buffalo News that Bills GM Doug Whaley and head coach Rex Ryan share the blame for gambling on first-round pick Shaq Lawson and his injured shoulder.

Chicago Tribune sports media columnist Ed Sherman shares his thoughts on Jessica Mendoza’s performance in the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball booth.

Vice Sports’ Michael Light shares the story of a 43-year-old woman who’s trying to become the first Cambodian female Olympic marathoner.

Chris Ballard, of SI’s Campus Rush, profiles Stanford’s do-it-all player, Christian McCaffrey, by examining his family background.

ESPN’s The Undefeated launched May 17 as an intersection of sports, race and culture. Check out this letter from editor-in-chief Kevin Merida. Also, Lonnae O’Neal spends 36 hours in Beast Mode with Marshawn Lynch.

Kevin Draper, of Deadspin, writes on ESPN’s upfronts to media buyers today.

Joe Browne writes at The MMQB about his favorite memories after spending 50 years in the NFL as a PR executive.

The Case for Brandon Ingram at No. 1 by SI’s Luke Winn.

Professional journalists in the classroom: ESPN’s Arash Markazi just completed his first semester as a USC sports journalism professor. Mike Greenberg, of ESPN’s Mike and Mike, provides advice from lessons learned at his alma mater, Northwestern.

Did you know, before Michael Jordan was a meme he was a basketball player? Story from The New Yorker’s Ian Crouch on how Air Jordan became Crying Jordan.