Frank Shorr

Senior Lecturer, Journalism

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BS, Boston University
MA, Boston University

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Frank H. Shorr teaches Broadcast Sports as well as the Sports Journalism Seminar Series. He also is the Director of the highly successful Sports Institute at Boston University. Shorr won eight Emmy Awards while the Executive Producer at WHDH in Boston and continues to weigh in as an expert on sports media. Currently a senior… Read more

Frank H. Shorr teaches Broadcast Sports as well as the Sports Journalism Seminar Series. He also is the Director of the highly successful Sports Institute at Boston University. Shorr won eight Emmy Awards while the Executive Producer at WHDH in Boston and continues to weigh in as an expert on sports media. Currently a senior lecturer, he has a BS in Business and a master’s in Television & Film, both from Boston University.

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    • Heslam: Brady a true role model

      February 3, 2015

      Boston Herald Frank Shorr, College of Communication Let’s face it. Football is a violent, barbaric sport and there have been some players of late who represent the worst of society… Expert quote: “He was raised really well and his parents instilled in him some values that you don’t always find in the modern-day athlete. He […]

    • Donald Sterling: Will it be hard to force him out of NBA?

      April 29, 2014

      Christian Science Monitor Frank Shorr, College of Communication The announcement by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver Tuesday that he will immediately urge league owners to force Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers sets in motion a clear chain events with an unclear conclusion… Expert quote: “I’m thinking the players, fans, and especially […]

    • Are Washington ‘Redskins’ doomed? NFL’s resistance to change showing cracks

      October 8, 2013

      Christian Science Monitor Frank Shorr, College of Communication Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is appearing increasingly isolated in his vow never to change his team’s controversial nickname… Expert quote: “Ultimately it’s going to come from the team itself.” View full article

    • Cubs leave Wrigley Field? North Siders call $300 million plan a strikeout

      May 3, 2013

      Christian Science Monitor Frank Shorr, College of Communication To Major League Baseball fans, the Chicago Cubs without Wrigley Field is like a hot dog without mustard or a Cracker Jack box without a toy… Expert quote: “It’s no longer just a product that you put on the field, it’s the experience, and whether that is […]

    • Olympics-Reaction to IOC decision to drop wrestling

      February 12, 2013

      Reuters Frank Shorr, College of Communication Reaction to Tuesday’s decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to recommend that wrestling is dropped as an Olympic sport from the 2020 Games… Expert quote: “I wonder how much of this is profit orientated — ticket sales versus operating costs. After all, the IOC get much more exposure […]

    • Global Soccer Scandal: The Experts Sound Off

      February 5, 2013

      The Hollywood Reporter Frank Shorr, College of Communication A global soccer match-fixing scandal is unlikely to have a major immediate effect on sponsorship and TV rights deals, but has the potential to have longer-term fallout, according to sports industry experts… Expert quote: “In the short term, sponsors and television rights holders will be apprehensive, but […]

    • Gay slurs, drugs and sex scandals taint the run-up to Super Bowl

      February 2, 2013

      The Guardian Frank Shorr, College of Communication It is meant to be the day when the US celebrates the ultimate sporting occasion as two teams of athletes stretch every fibre of their bodies to win and the nation watches in their tens of millions while snacking in front of the television… Expert quote: “There is […]

    • Without Packers, Super Bowl less super for Milwaukee TV

      January 28, 2013

      Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Frank Shorr, College of Communication Sure, there are some local Super Bowl angles… View article

    • I Think the Media Gets a Pass on the Manti Te’o Hoax

      January 17, 2013

      Mother Jones Frank Shorr, College of Communication The sports world is all atwitter over the revelation that Manti Te’o's girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, has turned out to be a hoax… View article

    • Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax forces US sports journalists into self-reflection

      January 17, 2013

      The Guardian Frank Shorr, College of Communication Manti Te’o's story of losing his grandmother and girlfriend within a few hours of each other has now been pretty much established as a hoax… View article

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