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Murray Scholar discusses sportswriting, benefits of winning award

by Robert Stewart, Ph.D., Director; Professor

HTC Journalism student Michael Stainbrook is only a second-year student at Ohio University, but the sports columnist for The Post already is receiving national recognition.

Stainbrook is one of this year’s five Murray Scholars, awarded by the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation in memory of the late Pulitzer Prize winning sports columnist.

In this video, Stainbrook describes the essay he wrote for the award, and what he has learned about Murray as a sports writer.

In this video, Stainbrook describes his work as a sports writer at The Post, as well as his experiences as an HTC Journalism student.

from the press release: The late LOS ANGELES TIMES columnist Jim Murray, a former TIME correspondent and a founder of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED who was one of only four sportswriters ever to receive the Pulitzer Prize, recognized the value and vital role of responsible journalism in society. Since 2000, the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation has continued its namesake’s professional dedication and legacy through a national scholarship program funded by corporate and private donations ??” awarding almost $400,000 in scholarships to 73 journalism students at 27 different colleges and universities across the country. [from the press release]

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