WELCOME!

It is the start of another school year, and we’re always excited to welcome back our upperclass students, and welcome our new students to MSU Sports JRN! We wish all of you the best this year, and hope you will get involved to make the most of your MSU experience. Here are some things to…

Yes, that was MSU Sports JRN on TV!

Garbage Time with Katie Nolan on FS1 highlighted the AWSM@MSU chapter, by having the group’s photo up on her show! She opened her discussion by mentioning how proud she was to meet young professionals going into sports media, such as MSU’s AWSM students. So yes, your eyes were not deceiving you! It was MSU’s Sports…

Congrats AWSM@Michigan State!

MSU Sports Journalism congratulates the Association for Women in Sports Media chapter at Michigan State for a huge accomplishment – winning the first Chapter of the Year award for MSU! The AWSM@MSU chapter, led by senior Hanna Sprague, was honored at the 2016 AWSM convention in Miami at the end of July. Nine student members, along…

Our Study Abroad is in the news!

The first MSU Sports Journalism is making some news in Rome, as the 22 students made a strong positive impression on veteran journalist John Henderson. He wrote this in his blog, after meeting with MSU students to discuss his career at the Denver Post: “I’ve spoken to journalism classes at numerous colleges. I can usually…

Study Abroad underway!

It has been a fantastic opening week for MSU Sports JRN’s first Study Abroad. A group of 22 is in Paris, and went to the French Open, Eurosport, toured Ile de la Cite, and heard from MSU JRN alumna/Indy Star Columnist Suzette Hackney. Next week – the New York Times and more on tap!

We don’t want to brag…

but yeah, some amazing things are happening with Sports Journalism at MSU! Thanks to CAS for profiling our program and our fantastic students and faculty.  Also read about Professor Gerstner’s fellowship in Zurich to study neuroscience and sports. We’re trying every day to be the best.

CONGRATULATIONS 2016 JRN GRADS!

We’re so proud of you. We celebrate your achievements. And we welcome you to the Michigan State University ALUMNI family. You’re always part of the MSU Sports Journalism family. So please stay in touch. If you know of opportunities to share (jobs, projects, internships), let us know. Congrats! And here’s to the next step: your…

NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

The MSU School of Journalism is now part of the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholarship contest. What does that mean? More opportunities for MSU sports JRN students. There are five, $5,000 offered by the foundation in its annual column contest. Each of the 33 universities in the program will submit 1 column for consideration. In…

JRN 418 getting it done for WKAR

The JRN 418 WKAR team has another great crop of stories. The class, designed to be a professional seminar of content creation, allows students to try out different forms of sophisticated sports journalism. Prof. Joanne Gerstner and WKAR Current Sports host Al Martin work with the students through the semester. Check out their latest work!…

TIME TO CELEBRATE!

The Michigan State Sports Journalism family congratulates our Association for Women in Sports Media chapter – they’ve just been named the national organization’s 2016 student chapter of the year!! This is the first win for the AWSM @ Michigan State chapter, and they emerged victorious in the strongest and toughest chapter of the year contest yet….

So much great stuff happening!

We can’t say enough about the amazing students and faculty of MSU Sports Journalism. But to let you know what’s going on…we’re going to say something! Congratulations to MSU Sports JRN grad Jonathan Yales for landing a fantastic internship with Nate Silver’s ESPN site, FiveThirtyEight.com. The Sports Journalism Study Abroad crew had their first meeting, and…