Sportscasters highlighted in Boston Globe

July 08, 2013

In a July 8 article, the Boston Globe featured the growing successes of students in the Journalism Department pursuing sports journalism.

Janet Kolodzy, journalism professor and internship coordinator whose students frequently intern at ESPN, NESN, and WEEI radio said, “We have an under-the-radar and consistently strong program.”

With ample internship and work opportunities in the sports-dominated city of Boston, students are armed with hands-on instruction from professors in the field. John Rooke, part-time faculty member and an ESPN sportscaster, stresses the importance of knowing online formats such as podcasts and the strengths of social media.

Ross Lippman '13 was recently named the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America’s top collegiate sports broadcaster, also known as the Jim Nantz award. He attributed his success to his training in the journalism program, calling it, "Emerson's best-kept secret." Two other Emerson students are ranked in the top 20.

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