The best way for students to learn about life as a professional sports journalist is to hear from professional sports journalists. That is why Medill strives to create opportunities for students to interact with and hear stories from the leading writers, reporters and media members from across the sports industry.

From Medill alumni and Northwestern graduates to sports media innovators looking to connect with future journalists, our guest speakers come to campus in order to pass their knowledge and experience on to the next generation of sports journalists.

In addition to guest speakers throughout the year, the school’s Beyond the Box Score lecture series is an annual event that addresses the biggest issues facing the sports industry.