Meet the Class of 2016

The Sports Journalism Institute is set to welcome another class of students to the family as we prepare for boot camp this summer in Columbia, Mo.
A group of four women and eight men make up the Class of 2016, which will be in residence at the University of Missouri School of Journalism from May 27-June 3, with students moving on to internships around the country.
The work experience that awaits them is as diverse as the class, with interns placed at APSE-member media organizations from coast to coast. ESPN, Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star and MLB.com are just a few of the destinations. We also welcome The Tennessean to the family, as it hosts its first SJI intern.
This year, the Columbus Dispatch and SportsManias.com will host an intern chosen through APSE’s partnership with Scripps Howard, which provides students with a stipend that pays their summer expenses.
In 2012, SJI and Missouri began a partnership in which SJI students will work out of the Missouri print and digital newsroom for their boot camp. This year’s SJI class will also include a Missouri student.
SJI also has a partnership with the Association for Women in Sports Media. This year’s AWSM scholar will intern at Sports Illustrated.
Once again, SJI thanks its partners at the Asian-American Journalists Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists (whose past president is Gregory Lee Jr. a 1994 SJI alum who faithfully promotes and works with SJI and which faithfully promotes and works with SJI). SJI also thanks its sponsors, including APSE, MLB.com and the National Football League.
As SJI turns 24, we thank our funders and partners (old and new). With their help, we’ve added roughly 300 women and minorities to the staffs of the nation’s sports media.
“It’s gratifying, and more than a little amazing, to both me and Leon Carter to see an idea that came to life over lunch at the 1992 NABJ convention in Detroit still going strong, with nearly 300 graduates,” said Sandy Rosenbush, a coordinating editor at ESPN and an SJI co-founder. “Welcome to the family, Class of 2016!”

The Class of 2016
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Malika Andrews
University of Portland
Junior
Denver Post

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Kim Brenneisen
University of Utah
Sophomore
MLB.com

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Canaan Cadwell
Sam Houston State
Junior
The Advocate (Baton Rouge)

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Javier Cortez
Texas El Paso
Senior
Tennessean

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Christian Hardy
Kansas University
Sophomore
Kansas City Star

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Hayden Kim
University of Oregon
Senior
Salt Lake Tribune

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Aaron Reiss
University of Missouri
Junior
Houston Chronicle

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Damian Reynolds
University of Georgia
Senior
ESPN

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Katie Richcreek
Azusa Pacific
Senior
Los Angeles Daily News

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American University
Sports Illustrated
Junior
AWSM Scholar

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Ohio University
Junior
SportsManias.com
APSE-Scripps Scholar

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Daniel Ynfante
Manhattan College
Junior
MLB.com

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