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JL Kirven


from Columbus

MEMBER SINCE   September 04, 2019

J.L. Kirven is a Columbus native and current student at THE Ohio University (Go Bobcats). Since he was young, he's loved sports and the stories that come with them. Now that he's got a few hairs on his chest, he's looking forward to telling a few of those stories himself.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Ohio State winning the first CFP
  • NFL TEAM: Dallas Cowboys
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Los Angeles Lakers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew SC

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Sep 2019

Shaq will matched up with me, Larry will be guarded by myself and I'll take Mookie. 

Final Score: J.L. 11-0 (everybody knows journalists can play better than athletes)

Comment 11 Sep 2019

I'll start with the easy one. 

- A ramzy-sized duck and I'd put it with roasted potatoes afterward. 

- My long-term career strategy would be to not think long-term. The business changes often and young sports journalists need to be able to adapt. That said, the old-school is still the best school. Hard-core reporting and great storytelling will always reign supreme. The only thing different is the packaging. Want readers to read a feature? Put a short visual piece with it. Want to enhance your beat coverage? Produce a podcast to engage fans even more. The best strategy will be to embrace versatility and creativity. While it is sad to see the demise of the traditional newspaper, it'll also be interesting to see how this industry will continue to evolve. 

Comment 11 Sep 2019

Waited an hour for the Popeyes' sandwich. Crispy and delicious, but there's a reason you can't get Chick-Fil-A on Sundays...it's the holy grail of chicken sandwiches.