Columns You May Have Missed

Fifty Ways to Serve Your Readers
  • In the first of a five part series, Merrill College professor Carl Sessions Stepp gives the first fifth of 50 key lessons he's learned throughout his 50 years in journalism.

Skipping Through Sports Media's Murky Waters
  • Povich Center director George Solomon on the prevailing upbeat feelings towards the future of sports journalism from various conventions this summer.

From the Pros: Advice to the 2013 Graduates
  • The Povich Center asked some of the top professionals in the field of sports media to lend their advice for the graduating Class of 2013.

Ready for Primetime
  • columnist Richard Justice on the necessity and importance of social media in a digital era with round-the-clock 24/7 news cycles.

Everyone Needs a Watchful Eye
  • Merrill professor Carl Sessions Stepp discusses the recent decisions by ESPN and the Washington Post to drop their ombudsmen and why an independent eye is still necessary.

A Nod to Shirley
  • David Kindred writes about Shirley Povich’s influence on him and thanks him for the blueprint of how to be a sports columnist.

For Love, Not Money
  • Povich Center director George Solomon with some words for the next upcoming crop of young journalists in today’s ever-changing landscape.

More From Our Students

Students Weigh In on Washington Controversy
  • Students in Povich Center director George Solomon's sports reporting class weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Redskins' name with several different viewpoints on the matter.

A New Role for Cal Ripken Jr
  • Philip Merrill College of Journalism graduate student Josh Birch interviews Cal Ripken Jr., commencement speaker for the Class of 2013.

Jeremy Schaap Opens Up with Students
  • ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap visited the University of Maryland’s Phillip Merrill College of Journalism and spoke with students candidly about recent events he covered and more.

Sabermetrics: On the Mound, In Your Computer
  • Editors of The Mail and Globe in Toronto, Canada reveal what goes into creating an interactive sports piece like their pitch-by-pitch breakdown of R.A. Dickey’s 2012 Cy Young season.

Once a Swimmer, Always a Terp
  • Merrill College senior Haley Bull looks back on the loss of the women’s swimming team due to budget cuts and what her future holds with swimming now behind her.

Interning at Around the Horn
  • Graduate student Julia Maldonado writes about her experience as an intern at ESPN’s Around the Horn

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