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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by maxrettig, May 24, 2017.

  1. maxrettig

    maxrettig New Member

    Hi SportsJournalists members,

    I'm new to this group and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a very recent graduate of Columbia University with a degree in creative writing. I'm looking for job opportunities in sports writing and/or editing. I currently contribute articles for SportTechie, a website that covers technology and innovation within sports, and I've interned as a sports copy editor for various outlets. I reported on women's rowing for the Columbia Spectator while in school.

    Favorite teams: Mets, New York Football Giants
    Favorite sports to watch live: baseball, basketball
    Favorite sports to watch on tv: baseball, football, hockey

    What are your thoughts on the shortened overtime in NFL games?

    I look forward to chatting!
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Hi maxrettig,

    l'd like you to meet @YankeeFan , @QYFW and @Dick Whitman . Grab a seat and make yourself at home. Don't be shy about helping yourselves to punch and cookies.
    Last edited: May 24, 2017
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  3. cisforkoke

    cisforkoke Well-Known Member

    Why do you like the Mets?
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  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Oh no.
  5. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Welcome, max, and the best of luck and enjoyment on this fine message board!

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  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member


    Why didn't you do more than report on women's rowing while in college? You need to get you some experience.
  7. maxrettig

    maxrettig New Member

    I was on a student news blog for my first two years, doing a lot of basic sports coverage and athlete interviews, and then did women's rowing (as well as men's heavyweight and lightweight in the fall) and swimming/diving for the Spectator my last 3 semesters. Also, a couple of baseball pieces and many in-depth features. I did sports radio for the university radio station for three years as well.
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Who's the best baseball player Columbia ever produced?
  9. maxrettig

    maxrettig New Member

    Lou Gehrig
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    But did Lou ever do this?

  11. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Great googily-moogily........I sure do miss the night-shift on SJ.
    If this was up, and the night-shift got on here and saw it......well, let's just say it would have been torture.
  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    We are now at double digit posts on this thread, and no one has requested the required free beer from our young Max.
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