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National Sports Journalism Center

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The National Sports Journalism Center’s advisory board plays a pivotal, constructive role in the development of all programs offered through the center.

This assembly of some of the most distinguished names in American sports journalism advises the center’s leaders on the development of an undergraduate curriculum specifically designed to prepare students for careers in the rapidly evolving sports media industry, and molding the nation’s first masters degree program in sports journalism.

Many board members also lend their expertise for the center’s speaker events held on the Indianapolis and Bloomington campuses, speak to IU classes and meet directly with students, participate in high school events sponsored by the NSJC, and facilitate internships with their organizations. Their involvement has helped the NSJC provide students and working professionals with an unprecedented array of education and career development tools.

buck Joe Buck is the Emmy Award-winning lead play-by-play sports broadcaster for Fox. Buck, who attended IU, has been calling the World Series since 1996 and Super Bowls since 2005. He also hosts his own sports talk show on HBO that started spring 2009.
buckner Quinn Buckner is a TV basketball analyst for FSN Midwest, and the Vice President for Communications for the Indiana Pacers. He also has been a basketball analyst for NBC and CBS. He is one of only three basketball players in history to win a championship at every level — high school, college, professional and Olympics. He was the captain of IU’s undefeated national championship team in 1976.
clarkson Rich Clarkson was named by American Photo magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in American photography and is the former director of photography for National Geographic and a contributing photographer and Olympic coordinator for Sports Illustrated. He is a past president of the National Press Photographers Association, and is chair of the NPPA Council of Presidents. His Denver-based company does all the photography for the NCAA.
doria Vince Doria is the senior vice president in charge of news at ESPN. Doria, considered one of the most influential figures in sports media today, is the 2009 recipient of the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports journalism.
enberg Dick Enberg is the winner of 14 Emmy awards in his esteemed career, and is the only person to have earned the award as a sportscaster, writer, and producer. Enberg has also received the Curt Gowdy Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Pete Rozelle Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Ronald Reagan Media Award. He has been named National Sportscaster of the Year three times.
franklin Tim Franklin is managing editor of the Washington bureau of Bloomberg News. Franklin, an IU alum, was the founding director of the IU National Sports Journalism Center. He spearheaded the launch of the center in March 2009, and this website,, in September of that year. He also was the Louis A. Weil, Jr. Endowed Chair in the School of Journalism. Before coming back to IU, Franklin was the top editor of The Baltimore Sun, the Orlando Sentinel and The Indianapolis Star. He was an award-winning reporter and editor at the Chicago Tribune for 17 years.
goren Dave Goren is the executive director of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and is a 24-year veteran of local television sports. Goren was named the NSSA’s 2008 North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year after his 20th, and final, year at WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, NC. He still works the sidelines as a reporter for Wake Forest football on the Wake Forest/ISP Sports Network.
hirons Tom Hirons is the president and chief executive officer of Hirons & Co., one of Indiana’s largest full-service advertising and public relations firm with offices in Indianapolis, Bloomington and Washington, D.C. Hirons has been a visiting professor in the School of Journalism. He serves on numerous boards, including the executive and public policy committees of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce.
howard Garry Howard is the editor in chief of the Sporting News, and he’s the former president of the Associated Press Sports Editors organization.
huckshorn Kristin Huckshorn is the senior news editor for content development at ESPN in New York. Before joining ESPN in 2007, Huckshorn was the deputy sports editor of The New York Times. She also has been a national and foreign correspondent. In 2006, she won the Pioneer Award from the Association of Women in Sports Media.
jenkins Bob Jenkins is the lead television broadcaster for the Indy Racing League and an IU graduate. Jenkins has been broadcasting auto racing for 30 years and has been honored by the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
kaplan Phil Kaplan is president of the Associated Press Sports Editors, which was founded in 1974 and is now based at IUPUI. Kaplan is editor of the Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel, a position he has held since February 2010. Before that, he had been the assistant sports editor there for 14 years. He also has worked at the Naples (Fla.) Daily News, the Palm Beach Post, the Oneonta (N.Y.) Daily Star and the Sullivan County (N.Y.) Democrat.
kindred Dave Kindred a long-time sports columnist and author, is a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports journalism. He has been a sports columnist for The Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Louisville Courier-Journal, Sporting News and The National Sports Daily.
Rob King Rob King was named SVP, Editorial, ESPN Digital and Print Media in May of 2011. He is responsible for supervision of all content and the overall editorial direction for the leading portfolio of digital sports properties.  He also oversees the management of the award-winning team of more than 400 editors, writers and designers across and its network of related sites, ESPN the Magazine and ESPN’s Mobile Web products.
stuart Stuart Layne is the chief marketing and revenue officer for the Arena Football League. Layne founded and served as president of Seven 2 Sports Marketing outside Boston. He formerly was the executive vice president of the Boston Celtics, vice president of the Seattle Mariners, and co-founder of WFAN Radio in New York, the nation’s first all-sports talk station.
mann Dinn Mann is the executive vice president for content for Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He oversees all content on, mobile devices and partner Web sites. Before joining MLB in 2001, Mann was a sports editor at five newspapers.
millman Chad Millman is the editor-in-chief of ESPN The Magazine. An Indiana University graduate, Millman has been with the magazine since its inception in 1998. He also blogs about sports gambling for ESPN, and he has written or co-authored several books, including Iceman: My Fighting Life with Chuck Lidell, andThey Call Me Baba Booey. He is co-author with Shawn Coyne of two best-sellers, The Odds and The Ones Who Hit The Hardest.
morgan Dave Morgan is the senior vice president of content and editor-in-chief of USA TODAY Sports Media Group. Morgan served as executive editor of Yahoo! North America Audience, overseeing content of Yahoo! Sports and the company’s many news and entertainment sites. BusinessWeek magazine has named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in Sports. He’s also the former deputy sports editor of the Los Angeles Times.
steele Sage Steele is an anchor for ESPN SportsCenter and an IU alumna. She has been a television sports reporter and anchor for 14 years, including working for Comcast SportsNet before moving to ESPN.
taylor Terry Taylor

is the former sports editor for the Associated Press, the world’s largest news gathering organization. From her office in New York, Taylor oversaw 100 reporters globally and has directed coverage at all of the world’s biggest sporting events. She directed the AP’s coverage of every Olympic Games from 1992-2013.

williams Bob Williams is the managing director of public and media relations for the NCAA. He is a key adviser on NCAA policies, coordinates major communications efforts and is the chief national media contact for the 1,250-member governing body of collegiate athletics.

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