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Keep up with the Class of 2017

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And the 25th Class is off!!!!

A week full of SportsChecks, deadline writing, Invictus rehearsals and of course many Scandal Before God as the Class of 2017 begins at the University of Missouri. Read more →

Alum James Wagner Profiled

New York Times New York Mets reporter James Wagner (2006) was profiled as a rare exception in Major League Baseball journalism circles. Mr. Wagner is a rare exception. (The Washington Post’s Nationals reporter, Jorge Castillo;’s Angels reporter, Maria Guardado;… Read more →

Alums become a part of history at the Washington Post

The Washington Post penned a Q & A with the four women who covers each major professional sports for the newspaper. Two of those women are SJI alums: Candace Buckner (2000) covers the Washington Wizards and Isabelle Khurshudyan (2013) covers… Read more →

1998 alum Marcus Thompson II’s new book, Golden, traces Steph Curry’s development from a small school standout at Davidson to a global phenomenon.

Alum set to release book on Warriors superstar guard Steph Curry

The Sports Journalism Institute is celebrating its 25th class this summer. Over the next few months we will feature the stories of some of the programs' alums, as told in the words of other SJI students in articles written for… Read more →

Meet the 25th Class of SJI

The Sports Journalism Institute is celebrating its 25th class in 2017. A group of four women and eight men make up the 25th edition, which will be in residence at the University of Missouri School of Journalism from May 26-June… Read more →

Phillips named journalist of year in Philadelphia

2011 alum Carron Phillips was named Journalist of the Year by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. The Morehouse and Syracuse graduate is an engagement editor at the News Journal in Delaware. He will be honored at a ceremony in… Read more →

Alum Spotlight: Thompson shines at University of Georgia

2015 alum Jaylon Thompson has had an impact as rising star on the campus of the University of Georgia. Check out this profile published on a campus website. Read more →

What did I learn from my SJI experience

For the 24th edition of the Sports Journalism Institute presented a number of challenges for the 12-person class. The class experienced the traditional sports checks, deadline story exercises and a curriculum packed with value information about the industry. Through it… Read more →

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