Manie Robinson Speaking

ABOUT

Manie Robinson is a seasoned storyteller, filmmaker and educator.

 

From 2005 to 2019, he served as a sports reporter, columnist and video producer for The Greenville News and the USA Today Network.

He has covered landmark events, including the Clemson University football team's run to two national championships, and examined the collegiate athlete compensation model, player safety issues and athletic department finances.

 

He also investigated issues of economic disparity, racial disharmony and gender inequality.

He was named the South Carolina Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association in 2018 and 2019.

He has also won more than a dozen South Carolina Press Association awards for video production, breaking news, enterprise reporting and opinion writing.

In May 2019, he graduated from Wake Forest University with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Documentary Film.

His first short documentary, “A Chip Off the Old Rock,” explored the vandalism of the Clemson football icon, Howard’s Rock. It was featured in the PBS web series "Reel South" and screened at the Reedy River Film Festival.

 

​Robinson’s first book, Top of the Hill, recounts the recent resurgence of the Clemson football program. It was published in October 2018. A second version was released Fall 2019.

In January 2020, Robinson joined the faculty in the University of South Carolina Journalism School as its first Sports Media Instructor.

 
 

Dabo Swinney's simple formula-- faith, family, forgiveness, fortitude and fun-- pushed the Clemson football program to national prominence.

 

My first book traces Swinney's ascension from humble beginnings to the forefront of his profession. 

Available now!

 

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SC MAN AIMS TO LOSE 350 POUNDS ONE SPARTAN RACE AT A TIME

D.J. Maynard does not run obstacle races for the folks who snicker at him in the supermarket. He does not run for the shortsighted employers who overlooked his character while staring at his size.

 

He runs for himself, for his wife, for his friends, for his future.

April 23, 2019

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EDUCATION
EXPERIENCE
PUBLICATIONS
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APPEARANCES
AWARDS
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AFFILIATIONS
 
 
EDUCATION

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, May 2019

Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Film

Thesis Film: “Proper Pronouns.” Ordained ministers Dawn and Liam persevere through personal and professional adversity they never faced when they were Duane and Lisa.

 

Furman University, Greenville, SC, June 2006

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Area of Specialization: African-American Protest Rhetoric

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Greenville News, USA Today Network, Greenville, SC

2015 - Present          Sports Columnist – Enterprise Reporter

2005 - 2015               Multimedia Sports Reporter
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.

2020 - Present           Sports Media Instructor

2019                           Adjunct Instructor, Journalism

 

Furman University, Greenville, S.C.

2018 - 2019                Adjunct Professor. Communication Studies

2018                           Professional in Residence

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.

2018                           Teaching Practicum: Sports, Culture and Society

 

CREATIVE WORK
SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

Proper Pronouns (In Production, 55:00) Co-producer. Editor.
Ordained ministers Dawn and Liam persevere through personal and professional adversity they never faced when they were Duane and Lisa.

2018 New Orleans Film Festival South Pitch winner for Student Documentary

www.properpronounsfilm.com

 

A Chip Off the Old Rock (2017, 10:41) Co-director. Editor.

Vandalism to Clemson’s Howard’s Rock turned a college town into a hard place.

2018 PBS/UNC-TV/SCETV Reel South Season 3

Official Selection: 2017 Reedy Reels Film Festival

www.pbs.org/video/a-chip-off-the-old-rock-bbaplc

 

Sacred Site (2018, 5:56) Director. Editor. Cinematographer.
The International African American Museum will stand where 100,000 slaves took first steps on American soil.

Published on USA Today and The Greenville News
South Carolina Press Association Award for Feature Video
www.bit.ly/iaam2018

 

The Collegiate Cartel (2017, 4:36) Director. Editor.
According to sports journalist Dave Zirin, the NCAA is a multi-billion-dollar operation, run more ruthlessly than the mafia.

Published on The Nation
www.thenation.com/article/the-ncaas-collegiate-cartel

BOOKS

Top of the Hill: Dabo Swinney and Clemson’s Rise to College Football Greatness. Triumph, 2018, 2019

 

Untamed: Clemson's Dominant Path to the National Championship. Triumph, 2019 with USA Today Network

Clemson Crowned: The Tigers’ Historic Run to the National Championship. Triumph, 2017 with Bart Boatwright, Dan Hope, Scott Keepfer, Ken Ruinard and Brad Senkiw.

Return to Glory: The Story of Clemson’s Historic 2015 Season. Triumph, 2016 with Bart Boatwright, Scott Keepfer and Jim Rice.

WEB SERIES

Clemson Football Countdown (2018) Director. Host. Editor.
USA Today/The Greenville News

South Carolina Press Association Award for Sports Video

 

Cover 3 (2017) Director. Host. Editor.
USA Today/The Greenville News

 

The Three-Point Stance (2015-16) Director. Editor.
USA Today/The Greenville News

South Carolina Press Association Award for Sports Video

 

Tigers Now Roundtable (2013) Director. Host. Editor.
USA Today/The Greenville News

The Student Section (2009) Director. Host. Editor.
The Greenville News

 

Man-Up (2009) Director. Host. Editor.
The Greenville News
South Carolina Press Association Award for Sports Video

AUDIO

2015 - 2018. “The Huddle with Greg McKinney.” ESPN Upstate. Guest analyst.

2016 - 2018. “Out of Bounds.” WCCP 105.5 FM Clemson. Guest analyst.

2017 - 2018. “The Suite Spot.” Podcast series. 2017-18. Producer, host and editor.

2016. “Man Listen!” Podcast series. 2016. Producer, host and editor.

2010 - 2012. “The Lettermen’s Lounge.” ESPN Greenville 1440 AM. Producer. Host.

RECOGNITION
National Sports Media Association

South Carolina Sportswriter of the Year: 2018, 2019

South Carolina Press Association Awards

Digital Video Production: 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018

Sports Column Writing: 2015, 2017

Sports Enterprise Reporting: 2015, 2018

Sports Feature: 2016

Sports Spot News: 2016, 2018

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2018. Race, Gender and Political Activism in Sports with William Rhoden. Furman University, Greenville, S.C.

2016 - 2019. Upstate Sports Awards. Live Interviews with Tim Tebow, Tajh Boyd, C.J. Spiller and Ben Boulware.

AFFILIATIONS

National Association of Black Journalists

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Gannett Leadership 5.0 Program

Heisman Trophy Voter

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