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Charles Fountain

Associate Professor of Journalism



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3Qs: The best and worst of today’s sports media

Charles Foun­tain, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism, dis­cusses the social media back­lash against Wim­bledon cham­pion Marion Bartoli’s phys­ical appear­ance and the evo­lu­tion of the media’s cov­erage of women’s sports.


3Qs: What’s next for Lance Armstrong?

Road racing cyclist Lance Arm­strong has report­edly admitted to using per­for­mance enhancing drugs in an exclu­sive inter­view with Oprah Win­frey. We asked a trio of experts to explain how this news will affect him in the court of law and public opinion.


Examining race in sports media

On Tuesday, a panel dis­cus­sion on sports, race and media con­tinued Northeastern’s cel­e­bra­tion of Black His­tory Month.

Courtesy photo.

3Qs: The best of the best in baseball

The St. Louis Car­di­nals com­pleted an improb­able come­back win over the Texas Rangers in Game 6 of the World Series, in what one base­ball expert deemed a game for both the “story books and the his­tory books.” The Car­di­nals then capped-​​off a remark­able run through the post­season with a 6–2 vic­tory in Game 7. We asked jour­nalism pro­fessor Charles Foun­tain, who has written about sports for many years, to ana­lyze the pas­toral nature of base­ball and the effect of the Fall Classic on the future of the game.

Charles Fountain

3Qs: Circling over the Sox epic demise

Before the season, many sports experts pegged the Boston Red Sox as the best team in base­ball. So a late-​​season epic col­lapse that kept the team out of the play­offs was all the more shocking. Fans and jour­nal­ists demanded answers, and an explo­sive Boston Globe story out­lined details of a sup­pos­edly out-​​of-​​control club­house and dis­tracted man­ager. We asked jour­nalism pro­fessor Charles Foun­tain, who has written about sports for many years, to examine the team’s Sep­tember swoon and the ensuing media coverage.

Charles Fountain

3Qs: Spring training’s magic

Pro­fessor Charles Foun­tain, whose book, “Under the March Sun,” exam­ines the spring training season, offers his insights on spring training’s sur­vival, despite the strug­gling Florida and Ari­zona economies, and the inno­cence it man­ages to maintain.

Charles Fountain

Journalism experts discuss Cronkite and history of U.S. media

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity jour­nalism pro­fes­sors Charles Foun­tain and Dan Kennedy dis­cuss Walter Cronkite and the evo­lu­tion of media in America.

Q&A with Charles Fountain: Spring training for the soul

Avid base­ball fan, jour­nalism pro­fessor dis­cusses annual tradition

Selected Publications

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Under the March Sun: The Story of Spring Training

Oxford University Press, USA; 1 edition.


Sportswriter: The Life and Times of Grantland Rice

Oxford University Press, USA; First Edition.

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