Kevin Modelski's Profile

Education beat writer, Kevin Modelski
Sports journalism student at the University of Missouri

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WHAT I DO: I am a former education beat writer for the Columbia Missourian, but I will be on the sports staff in the fall. The beat covers news, events and other stories that revolve around the University of Missouri, Columbia College, Stephens College, etc. I started work at the Missourian in January 2014.

WHAT KIND OF JOURNALISM KEEPS ME GOING: Considering my background in sports writing and reporting, I'd have to say that sports journalism is the one field that really interests me. Long form stories, gamers and commentary are the aspects of this subject that intrigue me, since each of these forms of sports journalism break down and analyze the world of athletics. I also have an inclination toward breaking news coverage.

BACKGROUND: I come from the Chicago suburbs, not too far from O'Hare International Airport. This is my fourth semester at MU and my first in my emphasis area of sports journalism. In the past, I have written for the sports section of The Maneater and Zou Feed. I have also covered high school and Columbia College athletics for the Columbia Daily Tribune for a semester.

LIFE OUTSIDE OF WORK: When I'm not at the Missourian, you can find me playing guitar in my apartment, watching Comedy Central or reading sports journalism. I lift and play sports during whatever spare time I have left.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT COLUMBIA: I do like the small-town atmosphere of Columbia, even though it's a town of over 100,000. I find that the community is very involved in government, education, athletics and many other areas that revolve around this town in mid-Missouri.