Zak Keefer

Major: Journalism and Political Science

Years at IU: 2004 – 2008. Masters in Sports Journalism from the NSJC in 2012.

What he did at IU: I interned at the Bloomington Herald-Times for nearly two years, primarily covering the IU football and basketball teams.

What he does now: Indianapolis Colts beat writer and sports enterprise writer for The Indianapolis Star.

What advice he has for sports media students: Read every day. Write every day. Ask questions you don’t know the answers to, and actually listen to the answers. Don’t ask “talk about” questions. Write stories you’d want to read. Be relentlessly curious and perpetually creative. And work you ass off.