Tag Archives: sports features

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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Interviewing is essential to engaging readers in sports features

I originally published this on Indiana University’s National Sports Journalism Center website in July 2011. ESPN’s Wright Thompson was chatting with some golf writers in a bar near St. Andrew’s, host course for the 2010 British Open, when he heard … Continue reading

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Don’t stop until you reveal conflict

As you develop features and profiles, don’t forget to focus on conflict, a driving force in all storytelling. A profile story without conflict is typically as exciting to read as someone’s resume. Don’t just cite someone’s accomplishments and stats, sprinkled … Continue reading

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