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Posts Tagged ‘Medill School’

Chatting with a 92-Year-Old Sportswriting Legend

MurrayOldermanPicIt was my great pleasure, for the Mediabistro Q&A series “So What Do You Do?”, to recently speak via telephone with a true titan of the sportswriting field.

In addition to memorable cartoons, various books and countless newspaper articles, Murray Olderman is also largely responsible for the creation of MVP trophies in two separate U.S. professional sports team leagues. From the conversation:

” In my day, we were more or less on the same economic level as the athletes we were dealing with. And so they welcomed our attention and felt that we could help them.”

” Nowadays, they make so much more money than the people covering them, and they regard most of the media as a nuisance, except in the case of television, where they’re on camera and that serves their purpose.”

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Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now! 

A Screening Dedicated to a Late, Great Journalism Prof

Tonight at the Tri-State Museum in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, there will be a very special screening of PBS documentary The Last Cowboy. The event is being held in the name of one of the movie’s champions, William “Bill” Kunerth, a retired journalism professor who passed away last December.

From a recent bit of coverage in the Butte County Post:

The ranch-raised, nationally-recognized journalism professor hoped someone would show the real life of a cowboy in a modern setting. The 6:30 p.m. showing will be free or by donation in memory of the longtime volunteer and museum supporter…

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