The School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) at Florida A&M University (FAMU) is proud to announce that Lawrence Goss, a distinguished student, has been selected for the prestigious Sports Journalism Institute (SJI) Class of 2024.
Goss’s selection marks a significant milestone for SJGC, as he becomes the first FAMU student chosen for the program since 1999 and the first male representative ever from our university.
The Sports Journalism Institute stands as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring sports journalists nationwide, offering a comprehensive nine-week training and internship program designed to cultivate talent and enhance diversity within sports journalism.
Co-directed by industry luminaries Leon H. Carter, Editor at Large at The Athletic, and Sandy Rosenbush, a renowned news producer for ESPN specializing in college football, SJI provides invaluable opportunities for students to immerse themselves in sports reporting and editing while fostering racial and gender diversity in sports departments across the country.
For Lawrence Goss, his selection into the Sports Journalism Institute represents a tremendous honor and an opportunity to showcase the talent and excellence cultivated at SJGC.
Goss’s involvement on campus, including his leadership roles in organizations such as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Inc., exemplifies his commitment to service and excellence.
As a member of the renowned Marching “100,” Goss has demonstrated his dedication to his craft and his ability to excel in high-pressure environments.
Additionally, his participation as an Andscape Rhoden Fellow, along with his involvement in organizations such as the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and The Famuan, where he serves as a Staff Writer and Sports Editor, highlights his passion for journalism and his drive to make a meaningful impact in the field.
Goss’s role as a Multimedia Journalist and Sports Anchor for FAMU Tv20 further demonstrates his versatility and skill in storytelling and broadcasting.
Additionally, his position as an Adobe Student Ambassador underscores his proficiency in multimedia production and his commitment to innovation in journalism.
In reflecting on his selection for the Sports Journalism Institute, Goss shared, “Being the first rattler selected to participate since 1999 is really surreal. It’s a really huge honor. Being able to represent FAMU and SJGC in these big platforms is something I don’t take lightly. Seeing those who have come through SJI and where they are now has me excited for my time in Nashville, and ultimately my future.”
As Goss prepares to embark on this transformative journey with the Sports Journalism Institute, SJGC celebrates his achievements and looks forward to witnessing the impact he will undoubtedly make in Nashville and beyond.
Goss’s selection serves as a testament to the caliber of talent nurtured at SJGC and reaffirms our commitment to excellence and diversity in journalism.
We wish Lawrence Goss all the best as he represents FAMU and SJGC on this prestigious platform.