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Sports Illustrated and the National Association of Black Journalists Sports Task Force have wrapped up negotiations on a new scholarship for black women interested in careers in sports journalism. The scholarship would be two – 1 year scholarships for $5K each to a female entering her senior year and is interested in sports journalism. The first recipient would be chosen in the spring of 2009 to receive the scholarship in the Fall of 2009.

Thanks to STF member Tiffany Black for spearheading this effort at SI.

2009 Convention

Plans are underway for our meeting in Tampa from August 5 to 9. If you have any ideas or want to join in the planning. Please let me know.


Thank you to our sponsors

The success of the 2008 STF programming would not have been as successful without our partnerships sponsors.

Thanks to Turner Sports, Jocklife and Russell Simmons Argyle Culture.


Also a special thanks to ESPN, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association.

2009 Sports Journalism Institute application

Sports Journalism Institute students

Want to cover the NFL? Paul Gutierrez does for The Sacramento Bee and so does Gary Estwick of The Tennessean. Do you want to cover the Golden State Warriors? Marcus Thompson does for the Contra Costa Times. Have dreams of becoming a columnist? Ask Milo Bryant, who wrote insightful commentary for the Colorado Springs Gazette. Or do you want to lead a sports department? Gregory Lee does for The Boston Globe. Or do you just want to work for one of the co-founders of this program? That would be Ohm Youngmisuk, who covers the New York Jets for Leon Carter of the New York Daily News.

What do these folks have in common? They all had their start with the Sports Journalism Institute. Apply for the program today. Deadline is December 5, 2008. For questions email program co-director Gregory Lee at

Click here for the application (.doc).