An ode to Steve Klein

Professor Steve Klein is a professor of journalism at George Mason University who has worked as a journalist, media consultant, and sports content specialist during his lengthy career in the field. He specializes in cross-platform communication and has served as coordinator for the Electronic Journalism minor.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Klein worked for a host of other papers throughout the Great Lakes Region and later worked as the senior sports editor at USA Today from 1995 through 1998  During his time there, he spearheaded the paper’s online sports news site which, under his leadership, became one of the best of its kind. Afterwards he worked as a consultant and was a major operator behind the first ever 24-hour sports network.

In his academic tenure, Klein has taught at several higher education institutions including American University, George Mason University, Cape Cod Community College, and Michigan State, where he later got his masters degree in journalism in 1997. At Mason Klein has taught classes in Political Journalism, News Writing and Reporting, Online Journalism, and Sports Writing. This semester he is teaching a class called History of Journalism: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg.

In his free time, Klein enjoys cycling and once biked the entire Tour de France route. He is an avid Detroit Red Wings fan, and enjoys visits to his beach house in Delaware.

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