National Sports Journalism Center
New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden (left) and former ESPN contributor Stephen A. Smith discuss diversity in the newsroom at a NSJC event in Indianapolis on 09/14/09.
|Headquarters||535 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 278-5335
|Website||National Sports Journalism Center|
The National Sports Journalism Center is a sports journalism program run by Indiana University and a resource center for sports media professionals. The center, based at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, currently offers undergraduate-level sports journalism courses and will launch what is believed to be the nation's first master's of sports journalism program in Fall 2010.
The center, founded in early 2009, also hosts events on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. It held its first event, a forum on the effects of hype and evolving media pressures on sports reporting, in March 2009. It held a second panel discussion on diversity in the sports media industry in September 2009. Additional speakers have included Fox sports commentator Joe Buck and Pulitzer Prize winner and "Friday Night Lights" author H.G. Bissinger.
The center also offers real-world sports journalism opportunities for students, including placing about a dozen Indiana University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis students in a "Student News Bureau" to cover the 2010 NCAA Men's Final Four in Indianapolis.
Former Chicago Tribune sports editor Tim Franklin leads the center, which also includes instructors William F. "Billy" Reed, former Sports Illustrated senior writer; and Pamela Laucella, author of Jesse Owens, the Press and the 1936 Berlin Olympics and co-author of Strategic Sport Communication.
Malcolm Moran, who has written for Newsday, New York Times, USA Today, and Chicago Tribune, as of 2012, is the head of the National Sports Journalism Center.
- IUPUI School of Journalism http://journalism.iupui.edu
- National Sports Journalism Center http://sportsjournalism.org/our-programs/
- Hype and Media Pressure in the Sports Industry http://journalism.indiana.edu/news/sports-journalists-debate-effects-of-hype-evolving-media-pressures/
- "From the Press Box to the Locker Room: The Diversity Divide." http://sportsjournalism.org/sports-media-news/panel-sports-coverage-hurting-from-lack-of-diversity-in-newsrooms/
- AP Sports Editors http://www.apsportseditors.org