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George Solomon on late sportswriter Bill Nack
  • The great sportswriter Bill Nack, who passed away in Washington on April 13 at the age of 77, loved to write. But even greater than his passion for good writing was his love of reading.

George Solomon on the future of Sports Illustrated
  • Povich Center director George Solomon shares his memories of Sports Illustrated and his hopes for the magazine’s future.

George Solomon January 2018 Column
  • George Solomon writes about the relationships between the teams and reporters who cover them.

George Solomon on The Athletic
  • In January, The Athletic will celebrate its second anniversary, providing sports readers in eight U.S. cities and seven Canadian cities local coverage – plus a national reach – in direct competition with local newspapers and national websites.

George Solomon’s Fall 2017 Column
  • George Solomon’s Fall 2017 Column

2017 Wrap by Director George Solomon
  • Our annual wrap-up of the school year is here.

More From Our Students

Povich Center celebrates Class of 2018
  • After the Philip Merrill College of Journalism commencement ceremony on May 21, the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism invited several new graduates to sign the Povich Center wall.

ESPN’s Michael Wilbon Accepts Lacy-Smith Award
  • Michael Wilbon, a sportswriter and co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” was filled with emotion after becoming the fourth winner of the Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award at a luncheon Sunday, May 6, at Nationals Park in Washington.

Reflection: Women, Sports and Media
  • Merrill College student MacKaiya Cherry reflects on the Women, Sports and Media conference co-hosted by the Povich Center and espnW, an event “jam-packed with remarkable women who are dominating in the world of sports journalism.”

Reflection: Povich Center Workshop & Jamboree
  • High school and college students had the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade of sports journalism at the Povich Center Workshop & Jamboree on April 14.

Recap: Women, Sports and Media conference
  • Co-hosted by the Povich Center and espnW, Women, Sports and Media: Careers, Coverage and Consequences brought together women of all ages for a day of inspirational and motivational presentations and conversations.

Terry Taylor wins 2018 Red Smith Award
  • Terry Taylor received the 2018 Red Smith Award for her contributions to sports journalism. Her influential and groundbreaking career included more than two decades as the Associated Press sports editor.

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