Darren Zaslau goes behind-the-scenes of how he and his Medill Sports classmates created the Medill Sports Talk debate show.
At 6-foot-nothing, my hoop dreams died somewhere between Power Rangers and drivers ed, but this year, I made my NBA Finals debut.
Jake Riepma looks back on his experience reporting from the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Katy Winge looks back on her favorite moments and the lessons she learned from her first season as an NBA reporter with the Denver Nuggets.
Steve Shenbaum spoke with students about what makes effective leaders and how they strengthen those around them.
Big Ten Network reporter Elise Menaker (MSJ12) was preparing to cover a devastating NCAA Tournament loss for Michigan. Then Jordan Poole arrived.
Chicago natives Aja Evans and Seun Adigun were track and field rivals in high school and are now competing as bobsledders in the Winter Olympics.
The Olympic spirit is people from different nations coming together to challenge themselves and each other, both competing and sharing.
Korea hockey player and Columbia medical student Carline Park received unexpected training during the Olympics after suffering a high ankle sprain.
It wasn’t too long into J.A. Adande’s first up-close look at curling that he recognized its superiority over the NFL.
Singapore speed skater Cheyenne Goh set her sights on Beijing 2022 after her historic debut in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Amanda Kessel returned from the 2014 Winter Olympics with a silver medal and uncertainty about whether she’d ever be able to compete in the Olympics.
Kiley McKinnon and Mac Bohonnon have known each other since first grade. Now, they’re competing together in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Short-track speedskater Lana Gehring won a bronze medal in 2010 but did not compete in the 2014 Olympics. Now she is back and ready to win once again.
U.S. skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and husband Chris Knierim learned of the Parkland, Florida school shooting before their free skate.
High winds at the 2018 Winter Olympics have delayed a variety of events and impacted suburban ski jumpers.
Medill graduate student Aaron Rose shares his favorite Winter Olympics memory.
Speedskater Emery Lehman was not disappointed with a second-to-last place finish at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Shaun White defied gravity in the snowboard halfpipe to win gold, but he couldn’t escape the web of the #MeToo movement when he met the media.
You really think you know what cold is when you live in Chicago. But, man, that seems like sun-bathing weather now.
Television provides a better picture of the Olympics, writes J.A. Adande. In-person experience, on the other hand, enables you to tell a better story.
By Olivia Reiner Alpine skier Besnik Sokoli didn't qualify for the Olympics, but that didn't stop him from traveling to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics — thanks to the Kosovo Ski Federation. Read the am New York...
As the son of a retired FDNY medic, Olympic skeleton competitor John Daly knows all about the importance of being resilient.
Meet Pennsylvanians Andrew Sherk and Jayson Terdiman, who will represent the U.S. in luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Brian Hansen and his U.S. teammates did not finish the way they wanted in the 1,500 speedskating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The unified Korean women’s hockey team prepares for a matchup against rival Japan and understands what a victory would mean to the respective nations.
The mixed zones area where athletes talk to media after their event at the 2018 Winter Olympics can be jam-packed or deserted, writes David Kim.
Alexa Scimeca Knierim was a crucial player in the U.S. repeating as bronze medalists in the figure skating team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Medill graduate journalism student Aaron Rose had a chance encounter on his way to cover skeleton at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
By David Kim Emily Sweeney persisted after two failed attempts at qualifying for the Olympics and will represent the United States in luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Read the Hartford Courant...
Winds once again forced the postponement of all skiing events at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and it is also being blamed for low attendance.
Anna Kook discovered how fast speedskaters truly are as she sat in press row with Chris Kwiecinski at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Sometimes, you never even realize how even the most prominent event planners on the planet are at the mercy of some of the smallest developments. While waiting for a shuttle back to the media village, Anna and I were prolonged 30 extra minutes due to a sick driver....
Emery Lehman’s 21st-place finish in the men’s 5,000 meter speedskating was a disappointment for the returning Olympian.
Summer Britcher developed a competitive spirit as a child that remains today as she prepares to compete in the luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Snowboarding brings a freshness and youthful relevancy to the Winter Olympics. For the U.S., it also brings the first gold medal of the 2018 Games.
Anna Kook spotlights Cheyenne Goh, the 18-year-old speed skater who is the first ever Winter Olympian to represent Singapore.
Olivia Reiner checks in and talks about her first full day reporting as a freelancer in PyeongChang for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
It’s been freezing cold here in South Korea. The winds are stronger than the ones in Chicago, and it’s not too fun when standing waiting for the bus.
The Switzerland-Korea Olympic hockey game was the least-competitive, most-politicized sporting event I’ve ever covered. That might be a good thing.
Northwestern grad student Olivia Reiner is working as a freelancer for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Here is her favorite Olympic memory.
David Kim writes about Olympian Tucker West and his quest to improve on his 22nd-place finish at the Winter Olympics in Sochi four years ago.
USA Today columnist Christine Brennan talks about the upcoming Winter Olympics, Larry Nassar and the intersection of sports and culture.
Medill students Jordan Klein and Nick Mantas look back on practicing their journalism skills at the 2018 Cubs Convention with Vine Line Magazine.
In the second episode of the Medill Sports Talk show, students in the graduate journalism sports media specialization discuss the NFL Playoffs, the Australian Open and the latest news and notes from the NBA. Anchors Jake Riepma Nick Mantas Lauren Rosen Analysts Daniel...
Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr spoke at Medill about social media and the importance of building meaningful relationships as a journalist.
Megan Mawicke talks about the lessons she’s learned covering World Series and NHL Championship teams and the advice she’d give to young journalists.
The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel joins the Medill Sports Podcast to talk about the College Football Playoff and the future of sports journalism.
Doug Meffley talks about working for Northwestern Athletics, standing out on social media and the challenges of representing a brand online.
ESPN investigative journalist Mark Fainaru-Wada, author of “Game of Shadows,” talks about anonymous sources, steroids, concussions, and more.
Graduate students in Medill’s Sports Media specialization discuss Eli Manning’s benching, Lonzo Ball’s struggles and the World Cup 2018 draw.
KWCH Sports Anchor Will Kunkel talks about covering the World Series, misconceptions about broadcast journalists and his advice for aspiring anchors.
Big Ten Network host Dave Revsine talks about his career, the upcoming Big Ten Championship and his advice for future sports journalists.
Miami Marlins radio play-by-play broadcaster Glenn Geffner talks about breaking into the broadcasting industry and standing out from the competition.
Cassidy Hubbarth of ESPN joins the Medill Sports Podcast to talk about Twitter, standing out in social media, and her journey to covering the NBA.
Brandon Parker talks about lessons learned from his jobs at The Washington Post and now as Communications Manager for the NFL Players Association.
A new season of the Medill Sports Podcast debuts with host Aaron Rose and guest Andrew Simon, who talks about analytics and his career with MLB.com.
In his final podcast, Elan Kane sits down with J.A. Adande to talk about the Medill Sports program, baskeball, Game of Thrones and more.
Andres Waters talks about his reporting experiences and favorite stories he’s covered at Northwestern, plus what it was like growing up in Alaska.
Maddie Lee is the Major League Soccer and Real Salt Lake writer for The Salt Lake City Tribune. In this post, she talks about soccer in the U.S.
J.A. Adande discusses Jemele Hill’s controversial tweet about President Trump, the White House’s reaction and the point few people are talking about.
Megan O’Brien graduated from Medill just over one year ago. Today, she’s covering the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.
The All-American’s Editor-in-Chief talks about the passion that comes with college sports and how Medill helped his career path as a sports writer.
Katy Winge talks about her passion for basketball and what she learned from covering the NBA Draft, NBA Combine and NBA Summer League.
Michael Berger (BSJ01) worked at some of the world’s biggest sporting events. Now he is bringing the excitement of sports into virtual reality.
Graduate student Karl Bullock talks about his reporting experiences at Medill, his military background and his plans for after he earns his degree.
Medill graduate journalism students reported live from the NBA Draft in Brooklyn, New York as part of a student-created NBA Draft Preview show.
Medill graduate journalism student Katy Winge looks back at lessons learned from the 2017 Association for Women in Sports Media convention.
Candy Lee teaches journalism and integrated marketing communications at Northwestern. She used to be VP of marketing at The Washington Post.
Medill Sports student Tacuma Roeback reflects on his experience as a resident in the sports department at the San Francisco Chronicle.
Jonathan Eig introduces a new podcast that goes behind the scenes of Ali: A Life, the most comprehensive book ever written about Muhammad Ali.
In Episode 5, Elan Kane welcomes Rosie Langello, who talks about her experiences at Medill and her favorite reporting opportunities.
Medill graduate sports journalism student Mike Davis recaps an unforgettable three days of covering the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.
Brent Schwartz spoke with Baltimore Ravens safety Lardarius Webb, a third-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and a prime example of a draft-day gem.
Look back on the highlights and lowlights from the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft in this special Medill Sports NFL Draft broadcast.
Astasia Williams looks back on her journey to Salt Lake City to cover Northwestern basketball’s historic run in the NCAA Tournament.
The Medill Sports Podcast is back with guest Alan Suriel, who talks with host Elan Kane about their Medill Explores trip to New York City.
Kim Adams (MSJ14) looks back on covering the 2016 NCAA Championship and the journalism lessons she’s learned in her sports reporting career.
Astasia Williams looks back on meeting industry leaders in New York City and covering NCAA and NBA basketball during her second quarter at Medill.
Eric Burgher talks about his unique opportunity to travel to Houston with his classmates for Medill Explores to cover Super Bowl LI.
Meet Medill faculty member Desiree Hanford, who is the adviser for the student chapter of the Association of Women in Sports Media (AWSM).
Jennifer Lee took a side trip from her New York City Medill Explores program to travel to Bristol, Conn., and take a tour of ESPN headquarters.
Current graduate student Yifan Wu looks back on some of the highlights of the first two days of the Medill Explores New York City sports media trip.
Brent Schwartz reflects on being a high school basketball reporter and his love for the New England Patriots in the latest Medill Sports Podcast.
Hannah Gebresilassie (MSJ16) looks back on her experience as a photographer for the Atlanta Falcons and News Trainee for Fox 5 Atlanta.
The debut episode of the Medill Sports Podcast features current student Giuliana Allegrotti discussing her reporting experience at Northwestern.
Medill graduate students prepare to go behind-the-scenes at the Super Bowl and interact with New York City’s most iconic sports brands.
Current Medill graduate student Allie Burger reflects on seeing her byline for the first time in the Chicago Tribune.
Graduate student Rosie Langello looks back on her first opportunity to cover a basketball game courtside in an NBA arena.
Medill graduate student Adam Rossow (left) looks back on the journalism lessons he learned while reporting behind the scenes of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Scott Guthrie looks back on his graduate sports journalism experience and how Medill helped him get a job with the United States Olympic Committee.
Northwestern Director of Sports Journalism J.A. Adande joined Sports Illustrated’s Media Podcast to talk about journalism and his job at Medill.
Current student Tacuma Roeback looks back on reporting during the Chicago Cubs World Series run and what he learned about journalism.
A collection of Northwestern alumni sports journalists reflect on the life and impact of Craig Sager, who passed away on Dec. 16, 2016, at the age of 65.
Sports journalism graduate student Astasia Williams discusses her favorite memories and assignments from her first quarter at Medill.
Two games commenced at Wrigley Field on Saturday: The Chicago Cubs vs. the Cleveland Indians and street peddlers versus potential customers.
Recent Medill graduate Chris Hayre looks back on his opportunity to report from the NFL Draft and what he learned from the one-of-a-kind experience.
Michael Wilbon met with Medill graduate sports journalism students to talk about his career and how he and the sports media industry have evolved.
The NFL has played football games in London since 2007. Two Medill students witnessed the league’s growing international fanbase firsthand.
Meet adjunct lecturer Melissa Isaacson, who has covered the Olympics, Super Bowls, championship runs by Chicago’s four major sports teams, and more.
Mike Greenberg recently visited campus to talk about his career path and share journalism advice with current Medill graduate students.
The Chicago Cubs captured their first World Series title in 108 years, and Medill students were outside Wrigley Field reporting on the historic moment.
Meet some of the Wrigleyville individuals who find themselves homeless yet still root for the Chicago Cubs in this year’s World Series.
Doug Collins shared stories about life coaching in the NBA, but he also offered five tips that will help students become better journalists.
As the Chicago Cubs pursue their first World Series since 1908, the people who chase baseballs outside Wrigley Field have their own stories to tell.
Little Ricky Wade has long had a passion for the Chicago Cubs, but this season, he turned his love into a viral theme song. Here’s his story.
Former NBA coach and current analyst Doug Collins talked about coaching Michael Jordan and how the game has changed in a conversation with J.A. Adande.
Sierra Krebsbach took a class trip to Wimbledon, where she got a behind-the-scenes look at the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Here’s what she learned.
Medill student Yifan Wu recounts her unique and inspiring experience watching a taping of ESPN’s “First Take” on Chicago’s South Side.
As J.A. Adande prepares to join Medill’s faculty, we look back on some of the key messages he shared with students while serving as Homecoming Grand Marshal.
Tacuma Roeback reflects on his experience attending ESPN’s “An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility and Violence.”
In honor of Mike Greenberg’s induction into the Medill Hall of Achievement, take a look back at the advice he shared during his 2013 visit to campus.
Joe Musso (MSJ15) was one of more than 20 Medill Sports Media specialization students who were able to cover the 2015 NFL Draft. Musso took some time to look back on the memorable experience.
Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser gave Medill students a rare view behind the scenes of filming ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption. Wilbon spoke with the students after the show.
Lee Schechter never expected to find himself covering the Super Bowl champions for ESPN less than one month after graduation. Thanks to Medill, though, he did just that.
I’ve learned that a journalist’s most valuable asset is having an open mind to a story you didn’t necessarily set out to tell. That’s how I found Bill Wood.
My time at Medill has been nothing short of exceptional. The latest example was covering the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Rachel Nichols (BSJ95) hosted a lunchtime Q&A session with students, where she talked about her career path, building relationships and much, much more.
Ngozi Ekeledo is just 24 years old and already working in the nation’s 25th-ranked television market. How did she rise so quickly? Well, two ACL injuries certainly helped.
Jennifer Hale is not shy about the challenges she faces as a female sports journalist, but she has not let the stereotypes keep her from becoming an award-winning reporter.
ESPN commentator and columnist J.A. Adande stopped by Medill to talk with students about his professional career and offer his thoughts on the journalism industry.
Megan Hart spent a quarter as a resident at Sports Illustrated. In this post she looked back on her most memorable project and what she learned from the experience.
Eleven students spent a day at ESPN, where they watched tapings of SportsCenter and Mike & Mike and connected with alumni across the company.
I don’t recommend reporting without a plan. The stress of scrambling ultimately works against a journalist, occupying brain activity that should be dedicated to collecting details.