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 &...

The day I met the voice of the Cubs

By Ben Friedl One of the main reasons I chose to attend Medill was the chance to meet and learn from prominent members of the journalism industry. But never did I think that week one at Medill would consist of meeting Len Kasper, the voice of the Chicago Cubs. Is this...

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...

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...

Lessons learned from Michael Wilbon

Michael Wilbon, shown above speaking to students in 2011, addressed students in Medill’s graduate sports media program earlier this month. By Brent Schwartz Michael Wilbon (BSJ80), one of Medill’s finest graduates, spoke to sports journalism graduate students in...