Ep 4: ESPN layoffs, covering the Iowa Hawkeyes and domestic violence in the NFL
Adam Rossow, a sports reporter covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for WHBF-TV in Illinois, joins us to talk about what the months were like after graduating from Medill in August, how he got the job at WHBF, how his newsroom reacted to the ESPN layoffs and what qualities he thinks reporters need to make it. We also talk about Joe Mixon, the former Oklahoma running back who was drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and how his history of domestic violence is regarded by the media and in the NFL. It’s a thoughtful, quirky, and at times, funny discussion — check it out.
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