Sportswriting, Sportswriting: Language

Bring your ‘A-Game:’ Avoid using cliches in sports writing

Cliches still plague sports writing. I suspect that’s because younger sport writers, by and large, watch more sports than read about them, which is a shame because there are so many amazing sports books out there. Continue reading


Big changes in sports journalism

Picture-22-150x150Check out veteran sportswriter Dave Kindred’s attack on Bleacher Report, which he calls a place filled with shoddy, inexperienced reporters. Adds Kindred: “BR survives on the journalistic burglary of amateur typists.” In a related story, John Feinstein, reveals that he has just been fired by the Sporting News after the company purchased AOL FanHouse, whose writers will now replace him. Go to the bottom of this post to read Feinstein’s angry response. Will be interesting to see what fans want most – comprehensive sports journalism, terrific storytelling, wild commentaries, fans chatting with one another. Probably a mix. Either way, who wouldn’t want to read Feinstein’s informed, interesting commentary? We’ll see how this all evolves.