Sports Journalism Institute

Helping women and minorities get into newsrooms since 1993


I am Cameron Fields, and I will be a senior in the fall at Ohio University. I study journalism with a concentration in news and information. I will intern this summer at the Toledo Blade. I want to become a better day-to-day reporter during my experience with SJI. I currently specialize in writing features at The Post, OU’s campus newspaper. I do beat writing as well, but I want to further hone my skills as a beat reporter. I want to provide in-depth context about a team’s trends. I believe providing context is important because it shows that I’m knowledgeable about the team I cover. Along with becoming a better reporter, I also want to grow as a storyteller. I want to have more description in my features and part of that is being a good reporter. It’s about being as observant as possible to tell good stories. I look forward to being part of SJI this summer. I know this experience with SJI is an opportunity of an lifetime, and I’m excited about working with the Toledo Blade.