Going to work…

MSU Sports Journalism loves to do real world opportunities at every turn, so it was a no-brainer that we HAD to cover the Pistons-Cavaliers game at the Breslin Center on Oct. 12. Seven MSU Sports Journalism students, plus former NBA beat writer/Prof. Joanne Gerstner, went through pre-game interviews; met with Detroit Free Press beat writer…

Doing the real world…

Are you feeling in the swing of things again? We’re more than a month into classes, and it feels like everybody is in a good groove. Some great stuff to let the world know about! Our new content provider relationship with MSU Athletics and JRN418 just produced its first stories! We are doing features on…

Big new stuff coming this fall!

We have some big news – FANFARE – MSU Journalism now has an official Sports Journalism Minor! That’s right, you can now minor in Sports Journalism, an officially fantastic thing that has been in the works for two years! The minor takes effect for the Fall 2018 semester, and those who successfully complete the requirements…

Are you preparing for the future?

Sounds like a serious question, especially in the heat of the summer! But we’re not joking. What are YOU doing to prepare yourself for the future? It’s a question you should be asking yourself as an incoming freshman, a sophomore/junior getting into the seriousness of work, or as a senior looking toward graduation…or any time…

Did you follow us?

The second edition of our Sports Journalism Education Abroad is in the books! We had 15 students, plus Profs. Joanne Gerstner and Amy Haimerl, spend 4 weeks in Paris and Rome. We met media leaders, toured the sights of both cities, ventured out to Normandy and Castel Gandolfo, and ate more cannoli, croissants, pizzas, crepes,…

Summertime!

Whew! What a year! Before we all go off for the summer, let’s recap! For the second year in a row, our MSU chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media was named “Outstanding Professional Chapter” by the MSU Office of Student Life! We had the Spartan Sports Journalism Classic – another huge success!…

Another great semester with Fox Sports U and Fox Sports Detroit!

  For the third year, Sports JRN418 has successfully competed a real-world challenge with Fox Sports U and Fox Sports Detroit. This year’s project was working on a content, marketing and collateral plan for FSD’s annual 5K race in downtown Detroit with the Detroit Tigers. Students looked at ways to make the content (broadcast, multimedia,…

One Shining Moment…for Sports JRN!

    The MSU men’s basketball team may have fallen short of winning the title, but we are claiming the sports media championship for MSU Sports JRN. We had more than 20 students at Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit, working from March 15-18, as reporters, play-by-play/color for IMPACT radio, correspondents for our Spartan Sports Report…

A little advice from the pros!

Ever wonder what the big names in the biz would love to have told their younger selves? Nice piece in Sports Illustrated, read and enjoy….

Happy Spring break! Make it count!

What are you doing this spring break? Getting some rest? Heading somewhere warm? Working some extra hours to get the bank account balance up? Take a little time to think about your future… look for your dream internship. Research your dream job – and see the path you need to carve out to get there….

We are on a roll….

We are following up last week’s big wins in the Michigan Broadcast Association awards …with more awards, this time on a national scale! Sports JRN students Jason Ruff and Jack Sznewajs took second in the Sports play-by-play division in the Broadcast Education Awards Best of Festival contest. They will be honored in Las Vegas, April…

1st STUDY ABROAD MEETING TONIGHT!

REMINDER – First Sports JRN Study Abroad meeting for registered students is TONIGHT,  6 p.m., room 184 CAS, PIZZA will be served (good pizza, we don’t do bad pizza people). If you are on the fence, come and see what it is all about.