Inspired by Mike Greenberg

Mike Greenberg spoke with Medill students about his career and the journalism industry. Joshua Jonah Fischman shares why he was inspired by the conversation.

My first year in the NBA

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.

My March Madness moment

Big Ten Network reporter Elise Menaker (MSJ12) was preparing to cover a devastating NCAA Tournament loss for Michigan. Then Jordan Poole arrived.

From rivals to friends

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.

Med student’s unexpected training

Korea hockey player and Columbia medical student Carline Park received unexpected training during the Olympics after suffering a high ankle sprain.

Adande: Hooked on curling

It wasn’t too long into J.A. Adande’s first up-close look at curling that he recognized its superiority over the NFL.

Sights on 2022

Singapore speed skater Cheyenne Goh set her sights on Beijing 2022 after her historic debut in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Kessel eyes hockey redemption

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.

Friends since first grade

Kiley McKinnon and Mac Bohonnon have known each other since first grade. Now, they’re competing together in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Skating with a heavy heart

U.S. skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and husband Chris Knierim learned of the Parkland, Florida school shooting before their free skate.

Weathering the wait

High winds at the 2018 Winter Olympics have delayed a variety of events and impacted suburban ski jumpers.

A new level of cold

You really think you know what cold is when you live in Chicago. But, man, that seems like sun-bathing weather now.

Adande: The Olympic sounds

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.

Soaking in the Olympic experience

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 article

Living in the moment

As the son of a retired FDNY medic, Olympic skeleton competitor John Daly knows all about the importance of being resilient.

Seeking Olympic luge glory

Meet Pennsylvanians Andrew Sherk and Jayson Terdiman, who will represent the U.S. in luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Speedskating struggles for U.S.

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.

Korea prepares for Japan

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.

Mixed zone madness

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.

Scimeca Knierim shines

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. 

Hey, I know you

Medill graduate journalism student Aaron Rose had a chance encounter on his way to cover skeleton at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Persistence pays off

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 story

Adande: Waiting on the wind

Winds once again forced the postponement of all skiing events at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and it is also being blamed for low attendance.

View from the front

Anna Kook discovered how fast speedskaters truly are as she sat in press row with Chris Kwiecinski at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The tiny details

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....

Success eludes Lehman

Emery Lehman’s 21st-place finish in the men’s 5,000 meter speedskating was a disappointment for the returning Olympian. 

Family pushes Britcher

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.

Adande: A new Olympic hero

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.

A busy first day

Olivia Reiner checks in and talks about her first full day reporting as a freelancer in PyeongChang for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Lots of surprises

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.

Adande: More than a game

The Switzerland-Korea Olympic hockey game was the least-competitive, most-politicized sporting event I’ve ever covered. That might be a good thing.

Reiner: Olympic memories

Northwestern grad student Olivia Reiner is working as a freelancer for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Here is her favorite Olympic memory.

Luger to race in 2nd Games

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.

Podcast: Christine Brennan

USA Today columnist Christine Brennan talks about the upcoming Winter Olympics, Larry Nassar and the intersection of sports and culture.

Our time at the Cubs Convention

Medill students Jordan Klein and Nick Mantas look back on practicing their journalism skills at the 2018 Cubs Convention with Vine Line Magazine.

Medill Sports Talk Episode 2

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...

5 questions with Megan Mawicke

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.

Podcast: Stewart Mandel

The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel joins the Medill Sports Podcast to talk about the College Football Playoff and the future of sports journalism.

5 questions with Doug Meffley

Doug Meffley talks about working for Northwestern Athletics, standing out on social media and the challenges of representing a brand online.

Podcast: Mark Fainaru-Wada

ESPN investigative journalist Mark Fainaru-Wada, author of “Game of Shadows,” talks about anonymous sources, steroids, concussions, and more.

Medill Sports Talk pilot episode

Graduate students in Medill’s Sports Media specialization discuss Eli Manning’s benching, Lonzo Ball’s struggles and the World Cup 2018 draw.

5 questions with Will Kunkel

KWCH Sports Anchor Will Kunkel talks about covering the World Series, misconceptions about broadcast journalists and his advice for aspiring anchors.

Podcast: Dave Revsine

Big Ten Network host Dave Revsine talks about his career, the upcoming Big Ten Championship and his advice for future sports journalists. 

Podcast: Glenn Geffner

Miami Marlins radio play-by-play broadcaster Glenn Geffner talks about breaking into the broadcasting industry and standing out from the competition.

Podcast: Cassidy Hubbarth

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.

5 questions with Brandon Parker

Brandon Parker talks about lessons learned from his jobs at The Washington Post and now as Communications Manager for the NFL Players Association.

Podcast: Andrew Simon

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

Medill Sports Podcast – Episode 8

Andres Waters talks about his reporting experiences and favorite stories he’s covered at Northwestern, plus what it was like growing up in Alaska.

5 questions with Maddie Lee

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.

Jemele Hill and the power of a tweet

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.

5 questions with Megan O’Brien

Megan O’Brien graduated from Medill just over one year ago. Today, she’s covering the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.

5 questions with Stewart Mandel

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.

Seeing sports in virtual reality

Michael Berger (BSJ01) worked at some of the world’s biggest sporting events. Now he is bringing the excitement of sports into virtual reality.

Medill Sports Podcast — Episode 6

Graduate student Karl Bullock talks about his reporting experiences at Medill, his military background and his plans for after he earns his degree.

2017 NBA Draft Preview

Medill graduate journalism students reported live from the NBA Draft in Brooklyn, New York as part of a student-created NBA Draft Preview show.

Faculty Spotlight – Candy Lee

Candy Lee teaches journalism and integrated marketing communications at Northwestern. She used to be VP of marketing at The Washington Post.

Chasing Ali with Jonathan Eig

Jonathan Eig introduces a new podcast that goes behind the scenes of Ali: A Life, the most comprehensive book ever written about Muhammad Ali.

A draft geek covers the NFL Draft

Medill graduate sports journalism student Mike Davis recaps an unforgettable three days of covering the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.

2017 NFL Draft show

Look back on the highlights and lowlights from the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft in this special Medill Sports NFL Draft broadcast.

Witnessing one shining moment

Kim Adams (MSJ14) looks back on covering the 2016 NCAA Championship and the journalism lessons she’s learned in her sports reporting career.

My quarter of adventures

Astasia Williams looks back on meeting industry leaders in New York City and covering NCAA and NBA basketball during her second quarter at Medill.

My day at ESPN

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.

Medill Sports Podcast – Episode 2

Brent Schwartz reflects on being a high school basketball reporter and his love for the New England Patriots in the latest Medill Sports Podcast.

Medill Sports Podcast – Episode 1

The debut episode of the Medill Sports Podcast features current student Giuliana Allegrotti discussing her reporting experience at Northwestern.

Seeing my name in print

Current Medill graduate student Allie Burger reflects on seeing her byline for the first time in the Chicago Tribune.

Live from the United Center

Graduate student Rosie Langello looks back on her first opportunity to cover a basketball game courtside in an NBA arena.

From Medill to Team USA

Scott Guthrie looks back on his graduate sports journalism experience and how Medill helped him get a job with the United States Olympic Committee.

NU alumni remember Craig Sager

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.

Lessons learned from Michael Wilbon

Michael Wilbon met with Medill graduate sports journalism students to talk about his career and how he and the sports media industry have evolved.

An afternoon with Mike Greenberg

Mike Greenberg recently visited campus to talk about his career path and share journalism advice with current Medill graduate students.

Students cover the World Series

The Chicago Cubs captured their first World Series title in 108 years, and Medill students were outside Wrigley Field reporting on the historic moment.

Ballhawking outside Wrigley Field

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.

Basketball through a coach’s eyes

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.

My tour of Wimbledon

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.

Lessons learned from J.A. Adande

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.

‘An Undefeated Conversation’

Tacuma Roeback reflects on his experience attending ESPN’s “An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility and Violence.”

Lessons learned from Mike Greenberg

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.

My experience covering the 2015 NFL Draft

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.

From Medill to the Super Bowl parade

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.

When ice is more than ice

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.

Covering the NFL Combine

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.

A conversation with Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols (BSJ95) hosted a lunchtime Q&A session with students, where she talked about her career path, building relationships and much, much more.

Alumni spotlight: Ngozi Ekeledo

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.

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Hale

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.

The J.A. Adande Lounge comes to Medill

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.

My residency at Sports Illustrated

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.

An all-access look at ESPN

Eleven students spent a day at ESPN, where they watched tapings of SportsCenter and Mike & Mike and connected with alumni across the company.

The backup plan I never had

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.