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SJI alums follow in brothers’ footsteps at two California papers

By Shannon Scovel SJI Class of 2016 APSE Bulletin A love of sports. A passion for writing. A vision for digital media. Connected through their interest and skill in the sports journalism field as well as their participation in the… Read more →

Rodriguez an SJI alum who kept the faith

Chris Yangas Class of 2016 APSE Bulletin Brain cancer was one of the many challenges Juan Rodriguez showed he could handle better than most. Rodriguez, a 1994 Sports Journalism Institute alum and the Miami Marlins beat writer for the South… Read more →

SJI students chat about program on radio show

SJI Class of 2016 students Malika Andrews and Hayden Kim along with SJI co-founder Leon Carter joined "The Closers" on NewsTalk 1400 KFRU & NewsTalk 1240 KLIK in Columbia, Mo. during the SJI's boot camp week. Here is the audio… Read more →

‘Multi-talented’ Barrow takes on Daily News challenge

By Daniel Ynfante SJI Class of 2016 APSE Bulletin Eric Barrow had not even spent four months as part of the New York Daily News’ newly created digital longform team when, in December 2015, Bill Price stepped down as sports… Read more →

Lack of diversity at the top: Few role models

By Malika Andrews SJI Class of 2016 APSE Bulletin When Lisa Wilson asks a classroom of college journalists how many of them want to be editors, she rarely sees a single hand raised, let alone any hands of color. “I… Read more →

The Power of SJI

In 2015 Cameron Wolfe (sitting covering NBA Finals in session) was a student participating in SJI..... In 2016 Cameron Wolfe (middle) is covering the Super Bowl for the Denver Post ..... Read more →

SJI Mourns loss of alum

Juan Rodriguez, a member of the Sports Journalism Institute’s Class of 1994, lost his battle with brain cancer on Jan. 18. His work, and his friendship, will remain in the hearts of his SJI brothers and sisters. He leaves behind… Read more →

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,… Read more →

Carter, Rosenbush accept Sports Journalism Institute honor

The 2015 Missouri Honor Medal winners. Seven journalists and two organizations -- one being SJI -- was recognized for their efforts in receiving the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism on October 26 in Columbia, Missouri. ESPN also… Read more →

Alum recalls Hurricane Katrina experience

SJI alum (Class of 2012) Maya Jones shared her first-person account on how Hurricane Katrina impacted her life for ESPN the Magazine. You can read it here. Read more →

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