Sports Journalism Institute

Helping women and minorities get into newsrooms since 1993

Justin Parham

I am a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. I received my bachelor’s degree in mass media arts from Clark Atlanta University. I’m a multimedia journalist who specializes in sports reporting and documentary work. I launched my own sports news show, “The Sideline.” as an undergraduate. I chose to attend SJI to honor a promise I made to my mother. When my mother was diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer, I left college to care for her. Her voice as smooth as silk, she would ask questions like, “So when do you go back to school?” I responded by telling her I would return to school the day she got better. Then she made me promise regardless of what happens to her I would return to college and pursue a career in my field. Therefore, at SJI I plan to sharpen my skills as a journalist and prepare for an internship with Gannet in Digital Optimization. For more information, visit my website,