Sports Journalism Institute

Helping women and minorities get into newsrooms since 1993


I am Andre Toran, a recent graduate of Christopher Newport University. At CNU, I juggled a number of responsibilities—tripling as a two-year starter and captain of the football program, a dedicated student and an aspiring journalist. A part from my life as a student-athlete I wrote for our university paper, the Captains Log, and interned/freelanced as a sports writer for a local Tronc-owned publication, the Daily Press. Following my SJI experience, I will be interning with USA Today’s digital optimization team in Phoenix. During my time at SJI, and in the weeks that follow, I expect to grow as not only a writer but also as a reporter, helping me grow into the story-teller I want to be. My goal is to be able to clearly and effectively illustrate the ins and outs of a sporting world that is continually growing and having a greater influence on so many aspects of our everyday life.