Category Archives: Interviewing

Develop relationship with SIDs before diving into coverage

I was chatting with a friend who advises an East Coast university newspaper this morning about college sports journalism education. He mentioned the uncertainty students have about interviewing student-athletes. They ask him questions, such as: “Is it legal to go up … Continue reading

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Introspective interviews can yield lively scenes

I originally published this on IU’s National Sports Journalism Center website in July 2011. Scenes help drive stories. But sportswriters can’t develop scenes unless they do their research – interviewing, observing and researching. In journalism, interviews frequently trump other methods … Continue reading

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Interviewing is essential to engaging readers in sports features

I originally published this on Indiana University’s National Sports Journalism Center website in July 2011. ESPN’s Wright Thompson was chatting with some golf writers in a bar near St. Andrew’s, host course for the 2010 British Open, when he heard … Continue reading

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