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Hey everyone, thanks for your help with this beta test. You can now find our official Medill Sports Google+ Community here: http://bit.ly/MedillSports. Also, make sure you follow us on Twitter at @MedillSports and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/MedillSports. 
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What do you all think about the Uncle Drew campaign? Is this something you think more athletes are going to become involved with or interested in?
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This is a cash cow. I have no doubt that it will continue because the video platform provides a showcase for both the product and the player, in a setting (outside night hoops) that might draw in a viewer who might not otherwise stop to watch - so they'll get the older viewer, the sports fan, the young viewer, the athletes AND the person who'll buy PepsiMax now (I might, lol)...I'd like to see how much the Twitter numbers go up for Robinson, Irving and Moore.
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Hey everyone, in case you missed today's Hangout with +Coley Harvey (BSJ07), here's the complete video. Coley touched on a wide variety of topics that I think you all will find useful, including:

- How to earn respect (and trust) from your sources
- "The Dance" of gaining/using information
- The need to patient as a young reporter
- And much, much more

Take a little bit of time to watch the video, then let me know if you have any questions or if there are key aspects that you want to emphasize. Enjoy!
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Hey everyone, don't forget that we're having a Google+ Hangout tomorrow at noon with ESPN's Coley Harvey (BSJ07), who currently covers the Cincinnati Bengals and previously covered Florida State athletics for the Orlando Sentinel. Coley will be talking about "Owning Your Beat." If you have questions for Coley and can't make the Hangout, please post them here, on the event page or on Twitter with #MedillSports.
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Looking for something interesting to do tomorrow morning? If so, check out this Google+ Hangout featuring Medill alum Kevin Blackistone (BSJ81). The event, hosted by Investigative Reporters & Editors, will include panelists discussing the need for investigative reporting in local sports, techniques for finding stories and balancing investigative work with beat reporting.
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Today's Medill Alum of the Day is ESPN Producer Willie Weinbaum (BSJ82, MSJ83). Weinbaum is an award-winning ESPN Enterprise Unit producer of long-form reporting and breaking news coverage, primarily for "Outside the Lines" and "SportsCenter," and an ESPN.com contributor. Before joining ESPN in 1995, he produced features for "This Week In Baseball" and other national programs. A former WNUR sports broadcaster, he was president of the NU Club of Greater New York and an Alumni Service Award recipient, and is now on the board of Northwestern Magazine.

Weinbaum recently moderated two Medill sports journalism panels. On Oct. 4 he facilitated a conversation in Evanston on "College Sports: What's Right, What's Wrong and What the Future Should Look Like," and six days later he moderated a talk in New York titled "Facts, Friction and Fumbles."

Learn more about Weinbaum in the video below.
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GREAT advice from Weinbaum! Work on writing, work on writing...I'm thinking about making that my ringtone, lol. In light of deadlines and the number of stories required, and between the lead and the ending, and the nut graf, and minimum three sources, we can forget about the essential (read: "will suck without it") component -- writing! Well said, Weinbaum. These are vital snippets, like vitamins for the aspiring journalist...one a day will keep the Medill F away:-)
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Bookmark this page now!! https://media.twitter.com/sports Twitter put together this great page that offers guidance on how to best use the social tool to cover sporting events.
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Today's alum of the day is Rachel Nichols (BSJ95), who debuts her new show "Unguarded" tonight on CNN. Nichols is perhaps best known for her work at ESPN, but she's now at CNN and taking a different approach to sports TV shows. As Nichols explains in this Q&A, "We want it to be a show for a more general fan that's looking at sports from the sort of bigger picture perspective." Find out more at the link below.
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Wow. She is IN-credible, and by far, one of my absolute faves in the world of sports journalism. The Medill Mafia continues to leave a star-studded trail, LOL
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Sports Illustrated is showcasing its long-form narrative strength with a new online home for long-form journalism. This piece is long, but totally worth the read. "Lost Soul" tells the incredible story of Bison Dele (once known as Brian Williams). Many of you may be too young to remember his time in the NBA, but his story is definitely one to know. Check it out and leave some comments about what you think.
Bison Dele, once known as Brian Williams, left the NBA behind to explore the world. His quest carried him to a mysterious end near Tahiti. More than a decade later, his spirit sails on.
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Link to today's Hangout with Coley Harvey (BSJ07): https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/7dab1ff97dc2cf040b1927a0432c92d33f372b3b?authuser=0&hl=en

Come and join the Hangout now. The broadcast will go live in 30 minutes.
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So sorry to have missed this! I just synched this account with my phone so I get all of these updates, up-to-the-minute. Keep 'em coming. Thanks, Marc!
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Today's alum of the day is Sports Illustrated senior writer Stewart Mandel, who covers the national college football and basketball beats in SI. He returned to Medill in 2012 to sit on the "Beyond the Box Score: College Sports in 2012 and Beyond" panel. Today he wrote this column about the newly named College Football Playoff selection committee.
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Coley Harvey (BSJ07) currently covers the Cincinnati Bengals for ESPN.com's NFL Nation blog. Prior to his current position he spent six years covering Florida State sports for the Orlando Sentinel and Georgia Tech athletics at The Telegragh (Macon, Ga.). In this Google+ Hangout, Coley will talk about becoming an expert on your beat. Specific topics he plans to cover include:

- Developing sources
- The first things to do when you get a new beat
- The challenges of taking on something new

 Join the Hangout live beginning at 11:45 a.m. Have questions for Coley but can't make it to the Hangout? Post your questions to the Medill Sports Journalism community here on Google+ or ask them on Twitter using #MedillHangout.
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