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 making of Medill Sports Talk

By Darren Zaslau As a huge fan of ESPN’s First Take, I’m very interested in sports debate shows. During the second week of classes in my first quarter at Medill, I remember taking the “L” to class, and I couldn’t stop thinking about First Take. I thought how great it...

Communication with Steve Shenbaum

Steve Shenbaum is a nationally recognized expert on communication, leadership, character development and media training. He’s worked with athletes like Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, and hockey greats Sidney...

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...

Journalism lessons I learned from Steve Kerr

By Aaron Rose I opened my email Sunday afternoon and noticed an email from Professor J.A. Adande with the subject line, “Steve Kerr alert.” It never ceases to amaze me when I get these kinds of emails from Medill. For one class, LA Times columnist Bill Plaschke Skyped...