Sports Journalism Institute

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Rosenbush shares Red Smith Award with SJI Family


By Jenni Carlson
ATLANTA — Sandy Rosenbush wasn’t prepared for the tears.
Back in 1993, she and Leon Carter started the Sports Journalism Institute. The inaugural class of college students met for nearly three weeks of intensive training early that summer, then fanned out across the country to do internships. Rosenbush and Carter had plans and schedules and goals for the pre-internship bootcamp, but they had no idea how the experience would impact those young journalists.
“By the time the students left, they were in tears at the idea of moving away from this class,” Rosenbush said. “Classmates would become like brothers and sisters.”
She marveled then.
She marvels still.
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