Category: News

Ben Swain

Hoping to cut his journalistic teeth on the Iraq war, Swain was instead mistakenly assigned the North Carolina sports beat as an intern out of college. He threw himself into the work with the same fervor he anticipated taking to the front lines and has become one of the most respected voices in modern sports media. He’s also a Duke fan from Durham County who went State. And Guilford.

Media Musings: Wilkerson-New’s News? New Gig

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By R.L. Bynum Wilkerson-New leaves newspapers to run UNC-focused website With many good journalists laid off by newspapers every year and others lured out by buyouts, it’s nice when some can go out on their own terms and on their own timetable. Being still fairly young and having digital skills beyond what was expected of… Read more »

Media Musings: Rodrigue Covering The Same Team For A New Team


By R.L. Bynum Rodrigue brings passion to Carolina Panthers beat The passion for her craft is evident as Jourdan Rodrigue discusses a sports writing career that advanced to an NFL beat years before she expected. You can tell that she approaches life with plenty of introspection. And it’s obvious that the native Arizonan loves storytelling… Read more »

Media Musings: Growing Its Footprint


By R. L. Bynum expanding to Triad, Charlotte areas The media landscape has dramatically changed since launched in August 2008 with Nick Stevens as its only staff member. The Capitol Broadcasting Company website also has evolved, and it announced last week expansion to the Triad and Charlotte areas. “As other media companies pull… Read more »