UMass Sports Journalism Concentration

UMass Sports Journalism Concentration Learn how to be a Sports Journalist!

Students considering a career in sports journalism should consider taking the four-course sequence of Sports Journalism courses at UMass-Amherst. Please contact Professor Steve Fox ([email protected]) for more details.

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10/12/2016

For Amherst College class:No class today!

A group of nine students from the Sports Journalism Concentration traveled to Fenway Park Sept. 23 for the first Red Sox...
09/25/2015

A group of nine students from the Sports Journalism Concentration traveled to Fenway Park Sept. 23 for the first Red Sox Journalism Night. More than 200 Sports Journalism students from universities around the state gathered in the Champions Club to listen and interact with sports writers, personalities and media relations folks from the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics, as well as ESPN, The Herald and NECN.

There were nine sports media professionals on the panel, including Marc D'Amico, the Digital Content Director and on-air analyst for the Celtics. During a discussion about how students can successfully break into the business, Marc began talking about this young, tenacious journalist he hired just out of college -- UMass Sports Journalism alum Taylor Snow!

A very cool moment on a fun night!

A group of nine students from the Sports Journalism Concentration traveled to Fenway Park Sept. 23 for the first Red Sox Journalism Night. More than 200 Sports Journalism students from universities around the state gathered in the Champions Club to listen and interact with sports writers, personalities and media relations folks from the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics, as well as ESPN, The Herald and NECN.

There were nine sports media professionals on the panel, including Marc D'Amico, the Digital Content Director and on-air analyst for the Celtics. During a discussion about how students can successfully break into the business, Marc began talking about this young, tenacious journalist he hired just out of college -- UMass Sports Journalism alum Taylor Snow!

A very cool moment on a fun night!

03/30/2015
Joe Saade Interview

Joe Saade talking about the Sports Journalism Concentration:

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Is it Ok to even "think" about racing after hitting and killing someone?
08/10/2014
Out-of-car racer struck by T. Stewart dies

Is it Ok to even "think" about racing after hitting and killing someone?

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.

More on the Stephen A. Smith aftermath:
07/30/2014
MSNBC Pundit Reveals The True Danger Of Stephen A. Smith's Comments

More on the Stephen A. Smith aftermath:

ESPN panelist Stephen A. Smith has been roundly panned for his comments on domestic violence, in which he suggested women should do what they can not to "provoke" their partners into abusing them. On Monday, Smith apologized for his co...

If you want to write about sports, you better be tweeting:
07/27/2014
www.forbes.com

If you want to write about sports, you better be tweeting:

03/26/2014

Are you interested in SPORTS JOURNALISM? If so, you NEED to enroll in the Sports Journalism Concentration! The first course in the four course sequence is Sports Journalism – which focuses on the basics of sports writing and will be offered in the Fall. You won’t see it listed in SPIRE, though. If you want to enroll, please contact Professor Steve Fox at [email protected] -- or stop by his office – and we’ll get you signed up!

Interesting analysis:
08/25/2013
Was ESPN sloppy, naive or compromised?

Interesting analysis:

So what’s more damaging to a corporate image: to be considered sloppy, naive or compromised? Or all three? You get to pick in the wake of ESPN&r

04/05/2013
Sports Journalism Concentration

Interested in Sports? We have many choices for you: An online course in sports writing in the summer; an on-the-ground sports writing course in the Fall; and a four-course Sports Journalism Concentration. If you're interested, contact Professor Fox at [email protected].

The four-course sequence begins in the Fall semester of your junior year -- with students taking one course in the Concentration over their last four semester. Students looking to focus on sports ...

03/28/2013

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Association of Diversity in Sport is hosting its yearly event next Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. This year's theme is "Athletes or Role Models: Where Do They Stand?" The panel will feature Ricky Williams and Kevin Blackistone. Tracy Schoenadel, a sport management professor, will moderate the event.

Another strong piece from OTL:
03/05/2013
OTL: His Game, His Rules

Another strong piece from OTL:

How Roger Goodell made the NFL bigger, richer and more powerful -- and now more divided -- than ever before.

Only Wright Thompson can call MJ an "ass:"  "THE OPPOSITE OF this creeping nostalgia is the way Jordan has always collec...
02/16/2013
OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building

Only Wright Thompson can call MJ an "ass:" "THE OPPOSITE OF this creeping nostalgia is the way Jordan has always collected slights, inventing them -- nurturing them. He can be a breathtaking asshole: self-centered, bullying and cruel. That's the ugly side of greatness. He's a killer, in the Darwinian sense of the word, immediately sensing and attacking someone's weakest spot."

As he reaches his 50th birthday, MJ is still looking for one more ass to kick

Journalist David Walsh was on the Lance Armstrong story for more than 13 years:
01/15/2013
Lance Armstrong: Drugs, denials and me | The Sunday Times

Journalist David Walsh was on the Lance Armstrong story for more than 13 years:

LANCE ARMSTRONG won his first Tour de France in 1999. David Walsh wrote in The Sunday Times that he watched the race in sadness. Armstrong's astonishing exploits, just three years after his successful battle with cancer, did not make sense to him. Rather than joining the unquestioning journalists wh...

More on the NFL health front:
01/11/2013
Former QB Kosar finding help for concussions

More on the NFL health front:

Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar says he has finally found a treatment to ease years of pain from concussions he sustained during his NFL career.

01/07/2013
RG III should have come out of the game

Are NFL players anything more than commodities?

LANDOVER, Md. -- He should have come out of the game. It's really that simple, and it's not hindsight. Anybody who watched Washington Redskins' quarte

01/06/2013
Andrews: I didn't OK RG III to re-enter game

This isn't the way it's supposed to work:

Dr. James Andrews told USA Today Sports that he didn't clear Robert Griffin III to return for four plays against the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 9 when he sprained his knee as Mike Shanahan had told reporters after that game.

01/04/2013
Ryan tattoo features woman in Sanchez jersey

Today's featured guest on "Too Much Information:" Rex Ryan.

A vacationing Rex Ryan was spotted and photographed Thursday sporting a tattoo of a woman donning only a green jersey with Mark Sanchez's No. 6 on it, posing in a way many would say resembles a crouching Tim Tebow.

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