Inspired by Mike Greenberg

By Joshua Jonah Fischman In 2004, I was a 15-year-old sports freak searching for an excuse to stay up all night. When ESPN decided to simulcast Mike and Mike in the Morning that year, I found it. Since I was living on the west coast, I was able to tune into Mike...

Blackistone inducted into Medill Hall of Achievement

By Ben Friedl Throughout my first month as a Medill graduate student, anticipation and buzz has been gradually growing for Northwestern’s Homecoming Weekend. This is because Medill alumni from across the industry would be descending upon Chicago, ready and willing to...

The feeling of covering The Finals

By Joe Musso (MSJ15) At 6-foot-nothing, my hoop dreams died somewhere between Power Rangers and Drivers Ed, but this year, I made my NBA Finals debut. I was 0-0 shooting over four games, but I also never forgot the score. Nearly three years to the day from walking...

My first year in the NBA

By Katy Winge About nine months ago, I said my goodbyes to Medill’s downtown Chicago newsroom. When I read that out loud, it sounds like such a short amount of time. But then again, the sports journalism program I graduated from — with my sparkling new master’s...

My March Madness moment

It was the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and Big Ten Network reporter Elise Menaker (MSJ12) was preparing to ask the No. 3-seeded Michigan basketball team about the disappointment of being knocked out in the Tournament’s first weekend. Then, freshman Jordan...

Podcast: Christine Brennan

USA Today columnist Christine Brennan joins the Medill Sports podcast to talk about the upcoming Winter Olympics, the Larry Nassar sentencing, the intersection of sports and culture, and advice for student journalists. Follow Christine on Twitter @cbrennansports...