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This text covers the full experience of sports writing. Authors Scott Reinardy and Wayne Wanta approach the topic using their own professional experience as sports writers and editors to give students a realistic view of the sports writing profession. After the overview and introduction to sports journalism, the authors move into the stages of article writing, organized around article beginnings, middles, and endings. The text also covers other types of sports stories, such as columns, profiles, and news, and addresses style and ethics issues. It provides students with a full understanding of how to produce quality content for sports stories, as well as offering insights as to what to expect in the sports reporter position. Book jacket.
Scott Reinardy is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Kansas Wayne Wanta is a Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia and was the 2006-2007 President of AEJMC
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Field of Sports Writing||p. 1|
|Types of Sports Stories: The Basics||p. 8|
|Preparation: Tools for Successful Sports Reporting and Writing||p. 10|
|Beginnings I: Basic Lead Writing||p. 31|
|Beginnings II: Advanced Lead Writing||p. 44|
|Beginnings III: Overused Leads||p. 56|
|Middles I: Story Structures||p. 67|
|Middles II: Effective Interviewing||p. 84|
|Middles III: Use of Quotes||p. 97|
|Middles IV: Play-By-Play||p. 104|
|Endings I: Story Endings||p. 121|
|Endings II: What Needs to be Included in Sports Stories||p. 133|
|Other Types of Stories I: Sidebars||p. 136|
|Other Types of Stories II: Advances and Follows||p. 147|
|Other Types of Stories III: Sports Columns||p. 157|
|Other Types of Stories IV: Features and Profiles||p. 166|
|Other Types of Stories V: Sports News and Enterprise||p. 176|
|Final Points I: Stylistic Errors to Avoid||p. 193|
|Final Points II: Sports Journalism Ethics||p. 213|
|Final Points III: Writing for Online and Blogging||p. 230|
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