School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Questions for ESPN’s Jemele Hill

Posted on: October 18th, 2011 by

Jemele Hill, right, visited the Meek School of Journalism under the auspices of the UM Association of Black Journalists of which Instructor Deidra Jackson, left, is chapter advisor. Hill took questions and counseled students to drill on the fundamentals of reporting and writing as fundamental to their career goals. Hill, a Detroit native, has been a national columnist for ESPN since 2006 and regularly appears on SportsCenter, ESPN First Take, Jim Rome is Burning and Outside the Lines. She was a columnist for the Orlando Sentinel newspaper before that and a sports writer for the Detroit Free Press and Raleigh News and Observer. She graduated from Michigan State in 1997 in journalism and Spanish.