About this Series
Explore the world of media with the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s “A Better Press for a Better World” webinar series. We invite middle and high school students to learn directly from professional journalists and others in the media industry during our weekly online program.
Covering sports in the time of COVID-19. We’ll talk sports journalists from across the country about their jobs and take your questions. Our panelists will talk about their work, how they got started in media and what you can do to get your start in the news industry.
“A Better Press for a Better World” is the official motto of MIPA. It was first proclaimed during the organization’s first “High School Editors Conference,” a gathering of 100 editors and advisers in May 1922.
Romando Dixson, Clarion Ledger and Hattiesburg American
Romando Dixson is the sports editor for the Clarion Ledger and Hattiesburg American, part of the USA Today Network.
Dixson has spent nearly 17 years as a journalist, beginning his career as a sports writer in Newark, Ohio. Prior to moving to Mississippi in 2019, he spent nearly four years at the Greenville News in South Carolina, where he was an editor overseeing a team of seven reporters. Over his career, Dixson has been a reporter, multimedia journalist, digital producer and editor. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.
Remi Monaghan, KTEN-TV
Remi Monaghan is the weekend sports anchor for KTEN, an NBC affiliate that covers parts of Texas and Oklahoma.
Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Remi grew up watching Detroit-area teams, which fueled her passion for sports. In high school, she had her first taste of sports broadcasting in a TV production class, which she credits for her love and appreciation for television.
Remi spent four years at Michigan State University in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences as a journalism major. She minored in sports journalism and completed five different internships during that time.
As a student broadcaster for BTN Student U, she was able to be the color commentator and sideline reporter for several MSU sporting events that were broadcast live to the BTN website.
Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times
Dan Woike is the national basketball writer for the Los Angeles Times, a job he moved into after covering the Chargers’ first season back in Los Angeles for The Times. He previously covered the Clippers during the “Lob City” era for the Orange County Register. He’s also covered the Angels, the Dodgers and USC while in Los Angeles. A Chicagoan in search of good pizza on the West Coast, he’s always looking for story tips and ideas. Woike is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University.
Moderated by Jeremy Steele, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association
Jeremy Steele is executive director of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association and a specialist in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University, where he teaches various reporting courses. Steele is an award-winning journalist who has also worked for one of Michigan’s largest independent public relations firms.