Transform yourself from sports fan to professional sports journalist
Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition goes beyond general guidance about sports writing, offering readers practical advice on covering 20 specific sports. From auto racing to wrestling, author Joe Gisondi gives tips on the seemingly straightforward—like where to stand on the sideline and how to identify a key player—along with the more specialized—such as figuring out shot selection in lacrosse and understanding a coxswain’s call for a harder stroke in rowing.
In the new Second Edition, readers also explore sports reporting across multimedia platforms, developing a foundational understanding for social media, mobile media, visual storytelling, writing for television and radio, and applying sabermetrics. Fully revised with new examples and updated information to give readers confidence in covering just about any game, match, meet, race, regatta or tournament, Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition is the ideal go-to resource to have on hand when mastering the beat.
Get regularly updated sports journalism coverage, advice, and more by visiting the author’s blog.
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|There’s No Cheering in the Press Box|
|Where Do You Start?|
|Clerking Is a Great Way to Learn|
|Reporting Is Essential in New Media Landscape|
|Context and Analysis|
|And Keep Asking|
|Sack the Clichéd Responses|
|Reporting Is Vital|
|Learn Storytelling Techniques|
|Blogs Are Here to Stay|
|Carving a Niche|
|Tips for Blogging Sports|
|Advanced Metrics Glossary|
|Social Media Glossary|
|Tips for Mobile|
|Quick Tips for Mobile to Improve Your Sports Photograph|