Author: Maya A. Moore

Tipping Point Podcast: ‘Audacious Moments’ spur movement to upend racism at UConn

Tipping Point Podcast: ‘Audacious Moments’ spur movement to upend racism at UConn

By MAYA MOORE, UConn Jour­nal­ism Decem­ber 14, 2019 Not all inci­dents of racism that have occurred at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut are as bold as scream­ing the N‑word in a park­ing lot. Although the lat­ter inspired an impas­sioned response from the UConn stu­dent body, the “auda­cious moments” that take place behind the scenes were equal­ly as…

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Not Forgotten UConn: Rogers a civil rights pioneer at UConn

Not Forgotten UConn: Rogers a civil rights pioneer at UConn

By MAYA MOORE August 22, 2019 Spe­cial to The Chron­i­cle STORRS — Many of the most notable events of the Civ­il Rights move­ment were still a decade in the future. Jim Crow laws reigned in the South and, in Con­necti­cut and at its flag­ship uni­ver­si­ty, racism and dis­crim­i­na­tion wasn’t as overt. But it was still preva­lent in the…

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Multimedia triple threat Stan Simpson marries branding and storytelling

Multimedia triple threat Stan Simpson marries branding and storytelling

By Maya A. Moore, UConn Jour­nal­ism | April 26, 2019 Vet­er­an jour­nal­ist Stan Simp­son is skilled in the art of peo­ple, a char­ac­ter­is­tic that undoubt­ed­ly rings true when watch­ing the host of Fox 61’s Real Peo­ple with Stan Simp­son on Sun­day morn­ings. He wel­comes view­ers with his sig­na­ture “Alright folks,” in a resound­ing voice and wide smile…

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How sports journalism pioneer Claire Smith of ESPN gets into ‘the marrow of a story’

How sports journalism pioneer Claire Smith of ESPN gets into ‘the marrow of a story’

By Maya A. Moore | UConn Jour­nal­ism | March 29, 2019 Claire Smith cred­its her mother’s infec­tious love of the base­ball and the endur­ing sto­ry of Jack­ie and Rachel Robin­son with inspir­ing her 37-year-long career as a sports jour­nal­ist. “I always knew that base­ball was a pas­sion, from child­hood,” she said. “I just fell in love with…

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