What our #SSJC alumni are saying…

We asked our amazing #SSJC17 alumni to share their MSU memories and advice for current Sports JRN students. Thanks to all who contributed – great stuff!       Brady Clyma, Fox Sports Detroit Spartan sports memory: TJ Duckett’s TD reception in the 2001 game vs. Michigan. Even though I wasn’t a student (graduated in…

Meet our #SSJC17 alumni!!

We are so excited to welcome you back to MSU. We are proud to have the best in the business as MSU J-School alumni and friends. We’re looking forward to a great day with all of you! The #SSJC17 team     #SSJC17 returning alumni Jake Atnip, Lansing State Journal Jo-Ann Barnas, S.A.Y. Detroit Rico…

Sports JRN learns about immersive broadcast tech with FOX Sports

By Zach Swiecicki MSU Sports JRN senior Leading up to FOX’s broadcast of Michigan State-Notre football last Saturday night, 10 members of the MSU’s sports journalism program were able to tour the FOX compound setup. I was one of the lucky few. We were among the first student groups in the country to see this…

The good stuff!

We’re in full swing already, even though the new school year doesn’t start for another few weeks. The planning for the Spartan Sports Journalism Classic has been underway since April, and we are getting more excited by the day for Oct. 20. Invites are going out to alumni and friends via email and social media,…

5 things you can do during summer…

…to advance your career! Sure, taking a break from studying is a good thing. But you should not be taking a break from developing your career skills. Why? The name of the game – for the rest of your life, BTW – is always getting better. May not be a big thing, but adding a…

Time for a trophy case?

We’re so proud of ALL of our sports journalism students. They’re winning scholarships, landing great internships and jobs, and doing wonderful things in the world. Time to give some love to our Association for Women in Sports Media chapter at Michigan State – because the group has been taking home the hardware the past year!…

The next frontier: 360 journalism

Our JRN 418 class is working with new technology this semester, brining 360 cameras into coverage to enrich storytelling. The use of 360 cameras in journalism is part of the sweeping Immersive Journalism trend, and MSU is in the thick of it with our classes and Immersive faculty. The idea is to bring the reader/audience…

The real world = MSU

We’ve had two amazing things happen already this semester: Having Detroit Tigers broadcaster Dan Dickerson teach a six-week class on play-by-play, and a two hour discussion of the craft with NBC Olympics host/NFL broadcaster Mike Tirico. Having the chance to learn from Dan and Mike was huge, as they brought their real world excellence into…

Are you going for it?

Every day brings many choices. Coffee or tea? Spotify or Pandora? Park here, or there? Same applies to your career. Are you looking at the opportunities before you, and making the right choices to advance? Are you frequently checking this website for jobs and internships? Are you part of MSU JRN’s closed internship facebook group…