Before creating the sports blog, Deadspin, Will Leitch was a 1998 journalism graduate at the University of Illinois. In fall 2010, Leitch returned to the Urbana campus to talk with a Journalism sportswriting class taught by his former instructor Jean McDonald.

Leitch discusses everything from his decision to major in journalism, his path to and from Deadspin, his discussion with Buzz Bissinger on Costas Now, blogging, and his thoughts on the future of journalism.

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