Develop relationship with SIDs before diving into coverage

I was chatting with a friend who advises an East Coast university newspaper this morning about college sports journalism education. He┬ámentioned the uncertainty students have about interviewing student-athletes. They ask him questions, such as: “Is it legal to go up and interview a player away from the field?” “Do reporters need to go through the sports information director?” “Is it OK to ask an athlete questions in class?”

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