by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies
First-year Ph.D. student Molly Yanity joins the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism from Seattle. For 12 years, Yanity wrote sports for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. After the newspaper closed in March 2009, Yanity decided to get back into academia with the hopes of passing some of her knowledge and experience to the young journalists whom she teaches.
The main focus of Yanity’s research is sports. She hopes to link her dissertation research to her passion to learn more about specific areas of the sports industry.