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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.

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.

More From Our Students

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.

A love letter to D.C.-area high school basketball
  • Sportswriter John McNamara was killed in a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, but his passion for his work lives on in his book “The Capital of Basketball: A History of D.C. High School Area Hoops.”

“Magic Mahomes” leads Kansas City to Super Bowl win
  • The Kansas City Chiefs trailing the San Francisco 49ers by double digits in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV. Enter Pat Mahomes. The second-year starter threw two touchdown passes in the final six minutes to lead the Chiefs to a 31-20 comeback win.

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