Tag Archives: college sports

There’s no better way to teach sportswriting than to bring students to cover live events

You can grill students all you want on interviewing techniques, keeping score, taking notes and writing game stories, but they won’t really learn until you throw them into live event coverage. Everything makes sense until one has to cover a … Continue reading

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A primer on how to use databases to investigate Title IX compliance on your own campus

Sports journalism should include far more than game reports, reviews, columns and the occasional profile. The best sections address important issues related to sports. Title IX is one of the most significant issues on college campuses, but it is a topic that is … Continue reading

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Use financial data to offer context on college athletics

Research into athletics spending has never been easier for college sports media thanks to both the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and the USA Today athletics/coaches’ salary databases. These resources enable college sports journalists to compare finances in order to develop numerous comparisons. … Continue reading

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Here’s an opportunity to learn from premier sports media pros

College students and faculty will have the opportunity to spend two days with the nation’s premier sports media professionals during the second College Media Sports Reporting Training Camp scheduled Feb. 6-7 in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, home to the NHL Predators.  Last year, the conference … Continue reading

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New website for Sports Field Guide

The Sports Field Guide is moving to this ‘.org’ location for reasons too lengthy (and too uninteresting) to note here. You can still go to SportsFieldGuide.com to read archived information. This week, I am returning after a hiatus to post tips, … Continue reading

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Avoid nostalgia, prepare students for future sports media jobs

It’s difficult to predict the future, but we can certainly discern the present: Change is rampant in sports media. Game coverage, for example, has changed dramatically during the past several years and athletes now regularly bypass sports reporters through social … Continue reading

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