About

South Boston High student Jamie Rosa video tapes Justin Rice interviewing J.E. Burke standout Khadijah Ellison after the 2010 Boston City League Championships. Photo by Patrick O'Connor.

BPSsports.com was founded by Boston-based freelance writer Justin A. Rice in the fall of 2009 to not only feature Boston Public School athletes and teams but also to provide an outlet for local college and high school students to gain valuable journalism experience.

A former staff reporter at the Boston Metro, Mr. Rice has written for several local papers including the Boston Globe. He has also worked in BPS schools through Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. Mr. Rice completed a Master’s thesis about the boys basketball team at Boston English High–the first secondary-education school in the nation.

Write for us

Are you a college student trying to break into sports journalism but don’t have any clips to speak of? Are you a BPS high school student interested in sports?

BPSsports.com is always looking for college and high school students looking to gain valuable journalism experience by writing feature stories on athletes or coaches or covering game. Students are also welcome to take photos and video for the site.

BPSsports.com stringers must be willing to learn how to tell great stories and be able to keep in mind the challenges urban athletes navigate.

There are also opportunities to write athlete blogs.

For more information please email Justin Rice at BPSsports@gmail.com

 

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6 responses to “About

  1. Pingback: Media Nation » A new site for Boston school sports

  2. Hey Justin….I take lots of highschool sports pics for newspapers and yearbooks. I want to contribute to your high school sports website…..give a call some eve after 9 p.m. at 617 784-7212 and lets discuss.

  3. robvillegas

    saw the article in the Bulletin, great idea and great work. Looking forward to seeing upcoming content.

  4. I covered city sports almost 20 years ago now. This is a great idea. Good job with the site. (Just found out about it today when I read the Globe Mag piece on Barry Robinson and English High academics.)

  5. Remarkable things here. I’m very happy to see your post. Thank you a lot and I am taking a look ahead to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  6. Nicole

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows if a Boston Public School high school team needs to be coached by a teacher at the school? Or if someone outside can be hired? Thanks!

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