Category Archives: Teaching sports journalism

Start planning for 2018 sports media conference for college students

Sorry if you missed out on the best sports journalism training for college students this past weekend. But there’s always next year when we roll out another impressive three-day conference in Nashville. We just completed the fourth annual CMI Sports … Continue reading

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Rubrics help teachers, students focus on key elements of journalism

Anybody who works as a journalist realizes there are essentially two kinds of stories – those that either pass or fail, that either inform and/or entertain readers fully or that lack depth, sources, context, skill. Anybody who teaches journalism realizes we can’t really grade in … Continue reading

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Correcting mistakes made by inexperienced sports writing students

Students interested in writing journalistically – sports or otherwise – invariably take similar approaches and make comparable mistakes. Language tends to be the biggest challenge for many students, whether that means a reliance on clichés and jargon, an inability to write precisely or concisely, or … Continue reading

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