E60 Chris Singleton (E:60)
E:60 Love Is Stronger
Features an exclusive interview with Chris Singleton, a 19-year old outfielder for Charleston Southern University, whose mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and eight others were shot and killed in the Charleston Emanuel AME church massacre on June 17, 2015.
Singleton speaks with ABC’s award-winning correspondent, Bob Woodruff, about a mother’s love, a night of horror and how baseball saved his life.
Here, coordinating producer Ben Houser provides some thoughts on what makes this piece so powerful.
The state of sports journalism today, the advantages and disadvantages women face in the media and the perceptions they must overcome will be addressed during “The Female Voice in Sports Media,” the fifth installment of the “Beyond the Box Score” lecture series hosted by Medill, Northwestern Athletics, Northwestern Women’s Center and One Book One Northwestern.
USA Today columnist Christine Brennan (BSJ80, MSJ81) will moderate the discussion with a panel that includes CNN’s Rachel Nichols (BSJ95), Fox Sports’ Pam Oliver, and ESPN’s Cari Champion and Cassidy Hubbarth (BSJ07).
This year’s event is co-sponsored by the Northwestern Women’s Center and One Book One Northwestern. More than 40 years after its birth, the impact of Title IX legislation can be seen in the vast number of women participating in sports compared to a generation ago. Likewise, there has been a rise in the number of female journalists who cover sports, with the fight for equality of access to the press box and locker room not unlike the fight for equal access to the playing field.
Each panelist has her own story, but there are countless others that need to be told. That is why, to coincide with the event, Medill students profiled a collection of women in sports media, many of whom are Northwestern alumni. The stories, hosted in an online collection on Medium, launched earlier this month and will continue to be published leading up to and following the event.
Nick Young always aspired to one day play in the NBA – this is the personal story of his upbringing in Los Angeles and the journey he took to making that a reality.
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We had the pleasure of spending our summer in Seattle with the LA Clippers’ Jamal Crawford as he hosted his annual Seattle Pro-Am league. For two months, we captured highlights and conducted interviews with Pro-Am players like Isaiah Thomas & Tony Wroten as well as Seattle basketball legends like Gary Payton and Brandon Roy who talked to us about Jamal and how committed he is to giving back to his community.
We also talked to Jamal about his basketball journey that started at home with a yellow Dr J basketball to playing pick-up games with the original Lob City crew of Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp while Crawford was still in high school to the University of Michigan and then to the NBA where he has been breaking records and throwing lobs to Blake Griffin as part of the modern day Lob City.
Music by: The Stuyvesants | @theStuyvesants
Special Thanks to Brandon Roy, Gary Payton, Isaiah Thomas, Tony Wroten, Will Conroy, Rashaad Powell, Reggie Moore, Mike Bethea and all of the players and staff at The Seattle Pro-Am. Also thanks to Daniel Soto for the audio editing.
We will be releasing a full uncut interview with Jamal Crawford in the near future.