Maynard Institute Includes Me in Their 2012 Sports Journalists of Color List
I love good news especially when it’s about me. This month, the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education named me one of their Sports Journalists of Color for 2012. They are featuring a journo each day during the month of July–you’ll see me listed at July 13. I’m really honored to make this list because it inclues some amazing talents! I’m definitely going to check out the other writers featured.
The Maynard Institute does a lot of great work and I read the site frequently to keep up with what’s going on in the media business as it pertains to minorities. So if that’s an area of interest for you and you haven’t added them to your reading list, please do so.
I definitely want to give a big thank you to the Maynard Institute for including me, it’s much appreciated.
I’ve said before that one of the primary reasons I started my site is because I felt that athletes–many of whom are minorities–deserved more respectful consideration in the media and I wanted to be a part of providing it. I wanted to be a voice of reason and not just someone who reacts to things without considering the fact that these men and woman are human beings with feelings, families, and issues just like the rest of us. But…I also wanted to have fun with it. A year and a half later this site has grown more than I could have expected. And certainly, it’s difficult for a site that focuses on commentary rather than salacious nuggets to get a look in this crowded digital space.
Anyway, it’s always nice to be recognized!