March is Women’s History Month and we are glad The Newhouse School, under the leadership of Lorraine Branham, continues to invite seasoned publishing professionals to campus. Below Jet Magazine’s Mitzi Miller talks about her start in journalism.
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Ron Thomas shared stories from his book They Cleared the Lane with SU students and faculty this week. His exhaustive research highlights ballers such as Chuck Cooper, Bucky Lew and Cleo Hill. Thomas, who grew up in Buffalo and went to college in Rochester, is a former NBA beat-writer, turned author and educator. His talk was part of an event produced by Syracuse University’s Sports Media Center.
Thomas also posed one of the most clever sports trivia questions out there: Who was the NBA’s first player? (there’s more than one answer, so read the book)
On Friday, Thomas continued his labor of love by attending a ceremony in West Virginia that featured a tribute to Earl Lloyd.
Every school or college should have the kind of testimony that Jayson Stark gave during a visit to Syracuse with fellow baseball analysts Dan Shulman and Tim Kurkjian. Stark talked about his career path being more than a game of chance.
After a great weekend of sports, particularly for Syracuse, we forget that before there was a rivalry between SU & Duke, there was collaboration. Coach Boeheim successfully worked with Coach K during the Olympics, and ESPN commentators such as Jay Bilas (Duke grad) worked with SU grads.
Bilas, speaking here during a forum at SU’s Newhouse School, takes time to indirectly show some love to SU’s journalism program.
Not sure where he was reared, but we will claim investigative reporter Dan Kane (who once upon a time wrote for the Syracuse Newspapers) as one of our own. Kane was interviewed today on National Public Radio (NPR) regarding his piece about UNC Football and academic fraud. He broke the story about two years ago.
While in Syracuse Kane wrote about the Jonny Gammage trial.
Syracuse Fashion Week came to a climax last night along a runway on Walton Street. The increasingly popular Syracuse Style event drew hundreds (and more if you counted those watching from local pubs and restaurants) downtown to check out the latest in what to wear. CNY Central’s Michael Benny returned as the host, but this year worked with TK99’s Lisa Chelenza. Techno background beats were provided by Tom P of Pax Effex.
This year’s event benefited the Landmark Theater.
We also found out about an event called Syracuse Fashion Weekend, which will take place Friday, October 11, 2013 at the OnCenter.
“Diverse voices matter in media, and we need more, not less”
-Roland Martin (via Twitter, this afternoon)
Journalist Roland Martin led a discussion at Syracuse University this evening about his career and current issues in journalism. During his opening Martin stressed the importance of personal credibility, diverse voices to tell stories and taking advantage of multi-talents as a journalist/business person.