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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.

Despite Industry Woes, Good Journalism Sill Exists
  • George Solomon breaks down a tough few weeks in the journalism industry and offers advice to Merrill College students as they prepare for the new school year.

George Solomon Reflects on Bob Ley’s Career at ESPN
  • ESPN lost a powerful voice for journalism when Bob Ley, who was Mr. “Outside the Lines” for years and a conscience of the network for nearly 40 years, announced his retirement June 28.

George Solomon’s Farewell to Class of 2019
  • George Solomon bids farewell to the Class of 2019 and asks some experts in the business what the future of journalism looks like.

George Solomon Remembers Dan Jenkins
  • George Solomon reflects on the life of Dan Jenkins, who died Thursday at the age of 90, saying Jenkins was always approachable, never boastful about anything he’d written or done.

George Solomon’s Advice: Write Often and Read
  • George Solomon’s advice to future journalists is to write often, broadcast and produce when you can, and read.

More From Our Students

Kurkjian On Nats’ Title: A Story You Can’t Make Up
  • Some of the top baseball writers in the D.C. area gathered at Knight Hall Dec. 2 to discuss what it was like to cover the Washington Nationals’ championship season.

Symposium Highlights Investigative Journalism
  • A star-studded group of panelists spoke on the importance of good investigative journalism during the 14th annual Povich Symposium at the University of Maryland Nov. 12.

Nov. 12 Panel will Spotlight Investigative Stories
  • The opening of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism earlier this year helped inspire the theme of the 14th annual Povich Symposium.

For Alums, Covering Stanley Cup a Lifelong Dream
  • For Merrill graduates Stephen Whyno ‘07 and Sammi Silber ‘19, covering hockey is the stuff of childhood fantasy.

Merrill Students Reflect on 2019 APSE Convention
  • Merrill College students Andy Kostka and Alex Murphy reflect on what they learned at the Associated Press Sports Editors conference in Atlanta this summer.

Soccer’s Journey onto American Television
  • Across the world, television has enjoyed a long, fruitful relationship with sports, dating back to its experimental origins in the 1920s and 1930s. It would take some time, however, before soccer would make its way onto American television.

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