Covering March Madness as a student

I’m back. In my last post, I bet my grandmother’s gumbo that I would witness history in-person. So, you know, I am from Louisiana, and in my family gumbo is equivalent to the Bible. But moving on, yes, I traveled to Salt Lake City for Northwestern’s historic first and...

Six things I learned on the way to the Super Bowl

By Hannah Gebresilassie Up until two days ago, I thought I would be in Georgia covering Super Bowl LI action in the streets of Atlanta. Instead, I’m in route to Texas with an opportunity to cover the action from the streets of Houston, and maybe from inside NRG...

The time I covered the NFL Draft at 2:30 a.m.

This past April, Medill Sports graduate journalism students got an all-access pass to one of the biggest sporting events of the year. As credentialed reporters for the 2016 NFL Draft, students found themselves on the floor of the Auditorium Theatre, on the red carpet...

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...

My experience covering the NFL Draft: Chris Hayre

This past April, Medill Sports graduate journalism students got an all-access pass to one of the biggest sporting events of the year. As credentialed reporters for the 2016 NFL Draft, students found themselves on the floor of the Auditorium Theatre, on the red carpet...