Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Spike does sports

Posted By on Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 2:56 PM

Sports Journalism Program Under Way at Morehouse

By Chad Sanders and Ashley R. Harris

Black College Wire

Morehouse College has become the home of a new Journalism and Sports Program, courtesy of filmmaker Spike Lee.

Lee, a 1979 Morehouse graduate and member of its board of trustees, donated $721,000 in seed money to jump-start the sports journalism program within the English Department at his alma mater. The first classes are now under way, with 20 students already enrolled. It is believed to be the first sports journalism program of its scope and size at any historically black institution of higher learning.

Read more here.

Got this news from former CL intern Yvonne Prabhu. At my alma mater, UNC Chapel Hill, I think sportswriting was part of the News/Editorial track � and certainly not underwritten by a celebrity like Spike Lee. Pretty cool.



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