Day 10: Media and the wandering life…

Today was media day! First we heard from one of the best sports journalists in the US, Chuck Culpepper from the Washington Post. He’s in Paris working on a huge feature package for the paper, and he told us about his life, writing process, and why it is important to be a citizen of the…

Day 9: Walking and talking

A perfect day of weather for a long walk! We went with our cultural guide, Mirek, and saw the sights of Napoleon’s Paris. We took in architecture, fountains, courts and his final resting place – 3 hours to see it all on foot! We then went back to our class space and met with two-time…

Day 8: The New York Times

Thanks to the generous Sam Borden and Daphne Angles of the New York Times Paris bureau for hosting us today. We discussed the journalism business, Sam’s path in his career, and the differences between American media/fans and here in Europe. And then we went a bit touristy. Why not?

Le Week-End!

OK, so we have learned that the French officially do not like non-French words in their language…but yet, they still call things by other words – like le Week-end. Go figure. Have a safe weekend! We will be back at it Monday, at the New York Times bureau in Paris!

Day 4: Eurosport

We took class on the road again, this time, to the broadcast home of one of the world’s largest sports networks – Eurosport. We were very lucky to receive such a warm and generous welcome, from the croissants to their time and wisdom. We learned/discussed rights acquisitions for sports/events/leagues; their immense broadcast operations to 99…

Day 3: heart of Paris and tennis!

Another great day – this time…no rain! We started with a morning walking tour of the heart of Paris, learning about the city’s earliest buildings and seeing Notre Dame. Then, some of the class went to go see some tennis at Roland Garros with Prof. Gerstner, meet ESPN reporter Greg Garber, and check out the…

Day 2: Classes Begin!

Our first day of class in Paris. We started with a great discussion of journalism, being at MSU, the world, with MSU JRN alumna/Indy Star columnist Suzette Hackney. She is a great mentor for MSU students, and the class had a ton of questions! We then had our welcome lunch at French bistro – and…

The Study Abroad is on!

All students have arrived in Paris, and were welcomed by Prof. Gerstner and Adrien from ACCENT at CDG. We’re settling into the apartments, and getting ready to start learning about sports journalism and European culture tomorrow. (And rain, rain go AWAY!)

We’re in the news!

It’s media on media time! But it’s all good, as CAS profiles Sports Journalism and the Study Abroad program. See, you’re famous now too! 🙂    

Rome 2024 Olympic Bid

Check out this website! The Rome 2024 Committee is laying out why the city should host the Olympics again. We will be visiting Rome 2024 and hearing about what they are planning!

20 hidden gems in Paris

Fresh off the web from Fodor’s…the places they think are hidden gems in Paris…check them out and see if you want to add them to your list of things to do!

Welcome to Paris and Rome – soon!

We’re a little more than a month away from the start of our Sports Journalism Study Abroad, and this is the website for the class! We will still be using D2L for assignments/readings, etc. but this is another resource for everybody.