We in the Sports Journalism Program are so grateful for the generous support from alumni, parents, students, and friends of the program. Your support helps us to provide new and innovative ways to teach our students and change the lives of others. Your gift makes a difference. Thank you!
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The Sports Capital Journalism program at the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI is one of the best in the entire country. Students love its location in the sports mecca in Indianapolis, its exceptional faculty, and its commitment to transformative, hands-on experiences, including traveling to cover the best local, national, and international sporting events across the world. The SCJ program relies on the generosity of individual supporters to fund educational travel opportunities for these students, because personal or family finances shouldn’t stand between a student and their dreams.
Frank Bonner, is an Oklahoma State University beat writer for Tulsa World and a student in the Sports Journalism Master’s program at IUPUI. “Covering college or professional sports has been my dream since high school,” Bonner said. ”My job is to cover all things OSU.” His main focuses are football and basketball. Football is the dominant sport in this market and Bonner is excited for the start of the football season to see what the heart of his job is really going to be like.
Bonner credits some of his success to the Sports Journalism program at IUPUI. He said that the skills he learned in those classes are the skills he needed in his new job. As a student, he had many opportunities to cover major events and that helped boost his confidence in believing that he could handle a job of this caliber. ”We spent a lot of time covering game stories on an intense deadline and that’s exactly what I will be doing in this job,” Bonner said ”The classes have prepared me well.”
Bonner has been to the Canary Islands to cover the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup for USAB.com, the official website of USA Basketball. He produced outstanding coverage, learning and honing his craft, and his exceptional work got him noticed.
Since returning to the States, Frank has been accepted into the prestigious Sports Journalism Institute (SJI), which works to increase the number of diverse voices in sports media through a prestigious summer program for just 10 exceptional students.
From Indianapolis to Spain to Tulsa, the Sports Capital Journalism program has made a world of difference for Frank, who got a prestigious internship out of a life changing trip to the Canary Islands. And it’s all thanks to donors like you.
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