Real Sports Reporting

Real Sports Reporting

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If you want to know how something is done, why not ask an expert? For Real Sports Reporting, journalist Abraham Aamidor recruited top sportswriters and editors from major media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Denver Post, and Indianapolis Star, to write about their experiences and lessons learned. The result is an engaging, informative, highly personal look at the real-life work of the sports journalist. Chapters devoted to baseball, football, basketball, soccer, golf, and other sports give readers the inside story on what it's like to cover a beat. Full-text articles provide samples of the contributors' published work, followed by fresh and candid critiques by the authors themselves. Issue-oriented chapters address topics ranging from covering college, professional, or small-town sports, to ethical dilemmas in reporting, coverage of women's sports, and racism in sports. With all the immediacy of an informal chat with the country's leading sportswriters, this book is a valuable guide for beginning journalists and aspiring sports reporters. It provides sports fans in general with a fascinating view behind the headlines.Contributors:Abraham AamidorElliott AlmondMark AmbrogiLarry AmesLarry AndersonBill BuchalterJohn CherwaPat FordeScott FrenchJeff GordonBob HammelMelanie HauserPhilip HershGarry HowardMichelle KaufmanDick MittmanTim PovtakNelson PriceDanny RobbinsJim RossowSteve SalernoAdam SchefterHoward SinkerJay Weinershow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 153.4 x 237.7 x 17.3mm | 399.17g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253216168
  • 9780253216168
  • 2,017,982

About Abraham Aamidor

Abraham Aamidor, a staff writer for The Indianapolis Star, has reported for The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and The St. Louis Globe-Democrat. He is author of Real Feature Writing (1999) and Editor of Real Sports Reporting (IUP, 2003). He lives in Carmel, more

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction Bob Hammel Part I. Beat Coverage1. Football Adam Schefter2. Hockey Jeff Gordon3. Soccer Scott French4. Basketball Tim Povtak5. Auto Racing Dick Mittman6. Golf Melanie Hauser7. The Olympics and International Sports Philip Hersh8. Tennis Mark Ambrogi9. Baseball Howard Sinker10. Writing Columns Pat FordePart II. The Rest of the StoryIntroduction to Part II Bill Buchalter11. Covering High School Sports Larry Ames12. Covering College Sports Jim Rossow13. Memoir: Covering Sports in Small Communities Larry Anderson14. Sports Reporting and Investigative Journalism Danny Robbins15. Sports Profiles Nelson Price16. Dramatic Narrative in Sportswriting Elliott Almond17. Freelance Sportswriting Steve Salerno18. Reporting on the Business of Sports Jay Weiner19. So You Want to be a Sports Editor Garry Howard20. Covering Women's Sports: Fair Play? Michelle Kaufman21. Racism and Sports Abraham Aamidor22. Ethics John Cherwashow more

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