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From the Publisher"Reinardy and Wanta have produced an excellent guide that has long been needed to provide specific directions for young newspaper sports writers. With an increase in the number of sports-reporting and -writing classes offered through communication or journalism schools in recent years, this detailed book helps fill a void for those students. Moreover, young aspiring sports writers not enrolled in journalism schools would benefit even more from reading and referring to this text. ... This book should be required reading for any sports-writing class in a journalism program and would also be a nice optional text to assign for an introductory newspaper writing and reporting course." — The International Journal of Sport Communication
“Valuable and worthwhile... The book delivers on its promise to provide the
nuts and bolts handbook for those starting out in sports journalism.
As a core textbook for a sports reporting class, the book is solid, covering the basics and covering them well. By more comprehensively addressing digital media and ethics, two industry-changing areas, Reinardy’s and Wanta’s book, while very useful, could become essential.
The book’s chapters on interviewing and on handling quotes are especially rich and appropriate for any journalism class, not only for sports journalism. Also commendable are the authors’ very nuanced understanding of the sports department’s status at a typical newspaper, and some of the problems and questions this status can raise.”
University of Nebraska Press journal Journal of Sports Media 5, no. 2.