Our time at the Cubs Convention

By Jordan Klein and Nick Mantas We were standing behind the Vine Line magazine booth at the 2018 Cubs Convention when a man walked by sporting broad shoulders and a subtle swagger. Nick asked the man if he’d heard of Vine Line, “the official magazine of the Chicago...

Podcast: Glenn Geffner

Miami Marlins radio play-by-play broadcaster Glenn Geffner joins Medill Sports students Aaron Rose and Darren Zaslau to talk about breaking into the broadcasting industry, the differences between radio and TV broadcasting and calling games from his bedroom as a...

Podcast: Andrew Simon

Host Aaron Rose debuts a new season of the Medill Sports Podcast with guest Andrew Simon. Simon (BSJ09) talks with Rose about his career covering baseball, working at MLB Statcast and understanding some of the more complex baseball analytics. Follow Andrew on...

Learning life as a baseball reporter

For the second time during my Chronicle internship, I had the opportunity to serve as the lead Oakland A’s writer for a day. And it was a strange day. Before a May 24 game, a few players from the clubhouse converted a teammate’s locker into a “Zen garden.” They...

A student’s odyssey through Wrigleyville

By Tacuma Roeback I tramped around Wrigleyville on a chilly October night in search of a World Series Game 4 story for my Journalism Methods class. I had squat. The deadline for my Features with a News Hook assignment was in less than 24 hours, and by hour number...