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How to report and write news stories more visually

Co-wrote an article with friend and colleague Brian Poulter that has been published in the current issue of Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication. This evolved from a workshop we presented at several conferences on ways to improve writing skills by … Continue reading

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Columnist says Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is using alternative facts to explain his team’s struggles in 2017

Bernie Miklasz, who covered the St. Louis Cardinals for 26 years, relies on advanced metrics to illustrate that the team’s manager, Mike Matheny, has incorrectly blamed younger players for problems in 2017.

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We’re set for the 4th annual national college sports journalism workshop

College sports media students, advisers and faculty can spend two days at CMI’s Fourth Annual Training Camp and learn from the nation’s premier sports media professionals how to better inform and entertain your followers, no matter the media platform. This … Continue reading

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Do Van Gundy’s and Belicheck’s public comments define how the NBA, NFL are viewed?

In our most recent podcast, I fought against a cold to join co-host Jeff Owens in addressing Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy’s negative public comments about  president-elect Donald Trump, comparing them to Patriots coach Bill Belichek’s letter in support of … 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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