Internship Insider: David Daniels, Ethan Norof & Neri Stein to Hall of Fame
The Bleacher Report Sportswriting Intern Program has graduated over 350 skilled writers during the past three years, but only 12 interns were selected as the inaugural class of our Hall of Fame.
These folks have executed a successful game plan for getting noticed (and paid) to be sportswriters.
Along with last week’s inductees, here are the next alumni names headed to our rafters:
Now a paid writer with the B/R Breaking News team, you won’t find a topic this guy hasn’t covered. Ridiculously productive and consistent, he’s kept the scoreboard lit up, writing over 600 articles for a whopping 4.5 million reads.
“B/R’s Internship is a PED for sportswriters. Applying for the program would definitely make my Mount Rushmore of best decisions I’ve ever made. In hindsight, I can honestly say that my dream of becoming a sports columnist after graduation would be nothing but a hopeless delusion without the Internship.” – David @TheRealDDaniels & LinkedIn
A home-grown star, Ethan’s meteoric rise makes him our 12th ranked writer and a resident NBA sage. With nearly 900 articles and 9 million reads in just a year and a half, there’s no questioning where hard work and skill took him.
“The internship helped me get where I am today. I was able to work with phenomenally talented people who honed both my writing and editorial skills immensely. I now serve as the NBA Assistant Editor for Bleacher Report.” – Ethan @Mr_Norof
A thoroughly knowledgeable and engaging world football Featured Columnist, she was so plugged in to the nuances of online writing that we hired her back to the Internship faculty IMMEDIATELY after graduation.
“Joining the B/R Internship did wonders for me as a journalist. I learned to cover sports I never would’ve dreamed of, reached a brand new audience and honed my voice as a writer. Upon graduating the program, I joined the Internship Staff as On-Call Assignment Editor and have enjoyed every minute of it!” - Neri @neristein
The next round of names will be unveiled very soon!
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Joel C. Cordes is Bleacher Report’s Sportswriting Internship Program Feedback Editor. Along with fellow editor Greg Pearl, he develops B/R interns by providing feedback and mentoring, the highlights of which are shared with the B/R Blog.