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Sports Journalism


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Part 1 The Art of Reporting Chapter 2 Living the life Chapter 3 Covering the game Chapter 4 Finding sources Chapter 5 Asking questions Chapter 6 Working with media Part 7 The Craft of Writing Chapter 8 Choosing your words Chapter 9 Writing the story Chapter 10 Following the style Chapter 11 Making numbers count Chapter 12 Highlighting the greats Chapter 13 Appendix A: AP Stylebook and Guide, sports section Chapter 14 Appendix B: SPJ Code of Ethics Chapter 15 Appendix C: Glossary of news and sports terms

About the Author

Kathryn T. Stofer is associate professor of communication arts at Hastings College. James R. Schaffer is professor of journalism at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Brian A. Rosenthal is a sports writer at the Lincoln Journal Star.


Sports Journalism is a quality introduction to the life of a sports reporter. It is filled with fundamental information that tomorrow's professional sports reporters will need to survive in a changing media system. -- Bryan Murley, Eastern Illinois University
Sports Journalism is an easy-to-read, easy-to-digest primer that conveys a sense of enthusiasm and authority about sports reporting. A variety of sources - including reporters, editors, commentators, and bloggers - make each chapter a lively read. The book also provides a thoroughly up-to-date view of the modern sports journalist, working with a spectrum of technology to bring fans the best in coverage. -- Marie Hardin, Penn State University

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