Commentary

George Solomon Shares a Fond Farewell
Jun 30, 2020

George Solomon Shares a Fond Farewell

Povich Center founding Director George Solomon shares a fond farewell as he retires from the Center July 1.

George Solomon on ‘The Last Dance’
May 21, 2020

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
Apr 20, 2020

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
Mar 30, 2020

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
Feb 17, 2020

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
Jan 8, 2020

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.