Ep. 16: B. J. Schecter, Sports Illustrated

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Sports Illustrated put out its first issue in 1954. Since then, to grace its cover has been an achievement to strive for among athletes. 

For 20 years B.J. Schecter has been a part of Sports Illustrated and the magnificent work they do covering the world of sports. After spending five years at The Boston Globe, B.J. worked his way up at Sports Illustrated where, today, he is an Executive Editor for Sports Illustrated and SI.com, oversees SI’s investigative team, and is Editor of Campus Rush; Sports Illustrated’s site dedicated to covering the passion, tradition, and stories of college athletics.

In today’s episode we discuss B.J.’s career, his time at the Boston Globe, growing up a Boston sports fanatic, the role of the media, what it takes to put out good investigative journalism, the scandals at Ole Miss, Stanford, and Baylor, and much more.

Read the special feature “The Case Against Ole Miss: How Will The NCAA Choose To Punish The Rebels?” on Campus Rush. Follow B.J. Schecter on Twitter @bjschecter

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