Associated Press Sports Writing Handbook

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Written by a veteran Associated Press sports writer, this handbook arms aspiring and working sports reporters, broadcasters, and photographers with exactly what they need to know to make it to the top in the glamorous and exciting world of sports journalism. With the help of dozens of fascinating and instructive quotes and war stories, contributed by heavy hitters like Dave Goldberg, Jim Litke, Alan Robinson, Joan Ryan, and other top AP sports reporters, the book tutors readers in the core techniques and ...

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Written by a veteran Associated Press sports writer, this handbook arms aspiring and working sports reporters, broadcasters, and photographers with exactly what they need to know to make it to the top in the glamorous and exciting world of sports journalism. With the help of dozens of fascinating and instructive quotes and war stories, contributed by heavy hitters like Dave Goldberg, Jim Litke, Alan Robinson, Joan Ryan, and other top AP sports reporters, the book tutors readers in the core techniques and methodology of sports writing, while at the same time exploring the important professional aspects of the business: how to get started and make a name for yourself; local, national, and feature writing; how the Internet is changing the face of sports writing; and where the business is headed over the next decade.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071372183
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/20/2001
  • Series: Associated Press Handbooks Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Wilstein is an Associated Press national sports writer and columnist based in New York. He covers sports events around the globe, including the Grand Slam of tennis, the World Series, Super Bowl, and Olympics, and has won more than 25 writing awards. In 1999, he won the AP Sports Editors award for breaking the news of Mark McGwire's use of a muscle supplement banned by most sports, which was considered the sports story of the year.

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Table of Contents

Basic Sports Reporting.

Column Writing.

Feature Writing.

Enterprise Writing.

Interviewing.

Knowing Your Reader.

Sports Photography.
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    Posted August 27, 2001

    Greatest sports writing guide book ever!

    This is the book every budding sports writer -- and even veteran sports writers -- must read. It is packed with insights from some of the best writers in the business, and it doesn't pull any punches. If there's one book that tells what it's like to be a sports writer at the top level, this is it. A fast, pleasurable read.

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