Recent Stories

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.

Covering Sports; Different Time, Different World
  • The recent hiring of Maryland football coach Mike Locksley has George Solomon reflecting on the difference between covering sports now and in the past.

More From Our Students

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.

Povich vs. Auto Racing: The Disaster of ‘64
  • Perhaps no other sportswriter sought to put an end to the sport he was covering as much as Shirley Povich wanted to put an end to organized auto racing in the 1950s and 1960s.

Defense Dominates as Patriots Top Rams, 13-3
  • The New England Patriots captured their sixth championship in the past 17 years with a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

Super Bowl LIII Features Youth vs. Experience
  • Super Bowl LIII features the perfect combination of youth vs. experience, with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s nine super bowl appearances outnumbering the entire Rams roster.

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