Tag: Sports journalism

Play it Forward Summit discusses the press’ changing role in sports journalism

Compared to their peers across the world, American sports journalists have always enjoyed privileged—often guaranteed—access to the athletes they cover. The locker room interview, where players chat with reporters before or after stripping for the showers, is a peculiarly American phenomenon. Once upon a time, journalists even had an official role on the baseball field:… Read More

Legendary writer and TV personality Bud Collins (’09) dead at 86

Arthur Worth “Bud” Collins Jr. (’09) — prolific writer, groundbreaking television personality, eclectic dresser and the authority on professional tennis — died at his home in Brookline, MA, on March 4. He was 86. From 1972 to 2007, Collins became a tennis fixture on NBC with its “Breakfast at Wimbledon” broadcasts. He earned notoriety for… Read More

ESPN names Kevin Merida (’79) to lead The Undefeated

Kevin Merida (COM ’79) is stepping down from the managing editor position at The Washington Post to become the senior vice president at ESPN and editor-in-chief of The Undefeated, a website that will explore the intersection of sports, race and culture. “He sees journalistic possibilities when the rest of us are blind to them,” wrote… Read More

Dispatch from London: Olympics Countdown

“London is ready.” That’s the declaration from an East End native and Olympics guide as well as a member of the Olympics Development Authority. Week One of BU’s Covering the London Olympics program kicked off with students visiting the major venues, including a “stingray” aquatics center, the Olympics Village and stadium. Security personnel are everywhere,… Read More

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