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George Solomon on ‘The Last Dance’
  • George Solomon weighs in with his thoughts on “The Last Dance,” calling the documentary “well-executed” and “slickly-produced.”

Alumnus Jon Pessah Pens Book on Yogi Berra
  • George Solomon spoke with Jon Pessah, a 1974 graduate of the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism, about his book “Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask.”

George Solomon on Sports Reporting During COVID-19
  • George Solomon acknowledges the difficulties of producing a sports section during the COVID-19 pandemic but says there is still some solid sports writing worth reading.

George Solomon considers the perils of social media
  • The warning every semester to Merrill College students regarding their use of social media is simple: “What you put out there stays there.” But in this era of the 24-7 news cycle, social media presents increasingly complex challenges.

George Solomon reflects on the legacy of David Stern
  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died Jan. 1, “challenged many journalists and we were better for it,” Povich Center director George Solomon writes.

Solomon Weighs in on Astros Incident with Taubman
  • George Solomon asks if the incident with Houston Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman will lead to improvements in the locker rooms for women sportswritiers.

More From Our Students

A History of Cheating in Sports
  • In the wake of the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, students in the sports, society and media class were assigned a term paper this semester on the history the history of cheating in sports.

A History of Cheating in Sports
  • In the wake of the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, students in the sports, society and media class were assigned a term paper this semester on the history the history of cheating in sports.

Merrill Students, Grads Talk Internships
  • Each year, hundreds of Philip Merrill College of Journalism students scour the internet or their network of resources looking for jobs and internships.

Merrill Grad Danielle Lama Covers NASCAR Crash
  • Philip Merrill graduate Danielle Lama saw the impact of social media during her coverage of NASCAR driver Ryan Newman’s violent crash during the Daytona 500 Feb. 17.

Experts consider the future of sports news
  • At the Povich Center’s March 4 panel — titled “Newspapers and Sports Departments: What is the Future?” — news executives and educators gathered to discuss the changing newspaper industry and to take up the question: What’s next?

Super Bowl LIV: Dream comes true for Merrill student
  • Merrill College graduate student Ryan McFadden describes his experiences covering Super Bowl LIV in Miami this February for the Povich Center and Capital News Service.

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