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Journalism

I am passionate about my craft. Developing skills from story idea to published product is a fascinating process. This section of the website is designed to champion great journalism and provide useful tools and resources for current and future reporters.

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THE RUMOR

On Aug. 14, 1997, an electrical failure at Camden Yards caused the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners to postpone their scheduled game. "The Rumor," a new podcast, explores the truth as to why the outage happened. It involves Cal Ripken, his...

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media has disrupted sports media, forcing journalists to change the way they work. Deadlines are now, well, dead. With news being published in bite-sized form, the sports media industry is now reporting in real-time.

VOICES: JOHN SADAK

John Sadak is the play-by-play voice of the Cincinnati Reds. Over the past two decades he has worked for CBS Sports, Westwood One, CBS Sports Network, WGN-TV, NBC Sports Chicago, ESPN Radio, ESPN3 and Fox Sports 1. 

ROGER ANGELL ON WRITING

Good writing is based on clear thinking, which is the hardest thing we have to do. It ís as plain as that. It's hard to start to write because what you have to do is start to think.

COFFEE WITH GARY SMITH

Along the back wall in small wooden booth sat Gary Smith. Dressed in a modest blue golf shirt and khaki shorts, Smith looked out of place amidst the buzz and clutter of caffeinated college students. Anyone over the age of 23 would appear misplaced...