Sports Journalism Institute

Helping women and minorities get into newsrooms since 1993

Oct 2009

Black male teachers absent from America’s classrooms —

By Todd Johnson Class of 2007 Sometimes, it takes a student to school the teacher. And this is what happened to sixth-grade teacher Robbie Curry last week. "[My student] was like, well it's not that often that you see a… Read more →

A hostage to concussions —

[caption id="attachment_352" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Niki Popyer sits in her bedroom, with a picture of herself playing basketball on the wall, when she was healthy. Photo by Mahala Gaylord for the Star-Ledger."][/caption] By Jackie Friedman Class of 2008 As her former… Read more →

From darkness, Vise finds light with Oklahoma gymnastics —

[caption id="attachment_347" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Hollie Vise went from being a world champion to a disappearing act, but she\'s back -- as a Sooner. Photo provided by Oklahoma media relations."][/caption]By David Hinojosa Class of 1993 Hollie Vise and gymnastics are friends… Read more →

Life after Liberia – Independent Record

[caption id="attachment_340" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Juniors Jared Grover, left, and Jacob Grover came to Helena from Liberia at 12-years-old in search of new opportunities. The brothers now find themselves facing off on opposite sides of the field. Photo by Lisa Kunkel."][/caption]By… Read more →

The Class of 2009

[caption id="attachment_337" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The Sports Journalism Institute class of 2009."][/caption] The class of 2009 Student/School/Internship (Pictured above clockwise from the top left) Andrew Johnson, Morehouse College, Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer Ana Kim, North Carolina, Buffalo News Juan Lopez, Nevada-Reno, Colorado… Read more →

The Application

The Sports Journalism Institute is now accepting applications for its 2014 class to be held May 30 through June 7 at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Students will complete an eight-day class at the university followed up with… Read more →

What is SJI?

The Institute is designed to attract talented students to journalism through opportunities in sports reporting and editing and enhance racial and gender diversity in sports departments of newspapers nationwide. This year's program will run from May 28 through Aug. 6,… Read more →

Alumnus reflects on returning to journalism

[caption id="attachment_289" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Chhun Sun"][/caption]By Chhun Sun Sports Journalism Institute, Class of 2006 My decision to leave sports journalism involved a lot of late-night thinking, lengthy talks with colleagues and plenty of back-and-forth mind games with myself. But ultimately,… Read more →