Who’s your columnist #6

February 28, 2008

Your comment must be posted by 30 minutes before the Tuesday March 4 class.You must include the URL so that others can read the column, too.Let me know if you have any questions.See you in class.


NYTimes returns to the scene of the … miracle

February 28, 2008

Associated Press The New York Times revisted the George Mason men’s basketball program two years later and found that the memories of the team’s Final Four run remain as sweet as ever.


Jeff Zillgitt: 3 things

February 28, 2008

GRADED EXERCISE: In the comments section below, add the three things you learned from Jeff Zillgitt‘s presentation. Deadline is 30 minutes before class on Tuesday March 4. No exceptions! Our guest Thursday March 6 in class is Washington Post sports writer Alan Goldenbach. Please prepare a question in advance of the class for Alan. Also, […]


Greg Toland: 3 things

February 26, 2008

Greg Toland is the weekend sports anchor at Channel 7. Greg joined WJLA-TV in October of 2000. He previously worked as the weekend sports anchor at WPGH-TV, the FOX affiliate in Pittsburgh.Before that, Greg was the sports director at WBTW-TV, the CBS affiliate in Florence, S.C. In 1998, he was chosen the state‚Äôs sportscaster of […]


On this day …

February 22, 2008

The greatest sports upset I ever saw was 28 years ago today on Feb. 22, 1980, when the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviet Union, 4-3 at Lake Placid, N.Y.Many people forget that the game was a semifinal and that the U.S. won the goal medal by defeating Finland.


Special guest speaker: Joel Sucherman

February 22, 2008

My good friend, Joel Sucherman, Executive Producer at USA Today, will speak to my Online Journalism class as part of the “New Media Series” on Tuesday Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. in SUB II, rooms 3-4. Joel has an extensive sports background — we worked together at USAToday.com — and will talk about multimedia production […]


Who’s your columnist #5

February 22, 2008

Your comment must be posted by 30 minutes before the Tuesday Feb. 26 class.’You must include the URL so that others can read the column, too.Let me know if you have any questions.See you in class.


And don’t miss this story by Alan Goldenbach

February 22, 2008

Alan Goldenbach, who will hopefully be with us in class on Thursday March 6, has a wonderful centerpiece story on the Washington Post sports front headlined “Blindness Doesn’t Deter Mat Vision” about C.H. Flowers High School wrestler Michael Spriggs. Give it a read and leave Alan a comment.The online version of the story includes video. […]


Check out this great story by BJ

February 21, 2008

Our class friend and Mason alumnus BJ Koubaroulis of the Washington Post and Fairfax Sports Network has a terrific story Thursday in the Post’s weekly Fairfax Extra headlined, “Injured ‘Sports Junkie’ Maintains His Focus.”It begins:“Through a window near his wheelchair, 17-year-old Nick Cafferky can see the top of a 20-foot-tall chain-link fence that wraps around […]


Who’s your columnist #4

February 13, 2008

Your comment must be posted by 30 minutes before the Tuesday Feb. 19 class.You must include the URL so that others can read the column, too.Let me know if you have any questions.See you in class.