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Joseph J. Gisondi Eastern Illinois University, USA

Joe Gisondi covered sports and worked as a sports copy editor for more than 20 years at several newspapers in Florida, including the Fort Myers News-Press, Clearwater Sun, Florida Today and Orlando Sentinel. He started writing for a weekly sports publication in Coral Springs, Fla., at age 15. He’s been hooked on sports journalism ever since. He is now associate professor and faculty adviser to the Daily Eastern News at Eastern Illinois University where he teaches courses on newswriting, advanced editing, sports and the media, and sports writing.