Tag Archives: journalism education

Advice from veteran sports writer Tommy Deas

 Tommy Deas, executive sports editor at The Tuscaloosa News and former president of the Associated Press Sports Editors, offered terrific advice to students attending the College Media Mega Workshop here in Minneapolis. Deas regularly mentors young students, which was evident … 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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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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A few more suggestions on writing about sports more precisely, accurately

I recently Tweeted out further suggestions on ways to write more precisely and accurately about sports. I have posted those below.

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Some quick reminders about writing news, sports stories

I’ve been evaluating news stories for classes the past few days, correcting and commenting about several repeated weaknesses in stories. Here are a few suggestions that I just passed along to my students.

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Multimedia approaches essential to college-run news media

Mo Patton Sports, a website dedicated to prep coverage in the Nashville region, does a solid job using multiple media platforms to present information. They break news on Twitter:

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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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