No Time Outs: What It's Really Like to Be a Sportswriter Today

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For anyone who has wondered what it is like to be a sports writer, Christopher Walsh brings you No Time Outs. Detailing his beginnings as a small-time clerk in Florida, to a one-man bureau in Phoenix, to the Green Bay Packers beat at one of the largest newspapers in Wisconsin, Walsh presents his proudest moments as well as his shortcomings. This is the handbook for any aspiring sports journalist — an inside look at what the job and industry are like, some of the do's and don'ts, and many entertaining sports ...

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Overview

For anyone who has wondered what it is like to be a sports writer, Christopher Walsh brings you No Time Outs. Detailing his beginnings as a small-time clerk in Florida, to a one-man bureau in Phoenix, to the Green Bay Packers beat at one of the largest newspapers in Wisconsin, Walsh presents his proudest moments as well as his shortcomings. This is the handbook for any aspiring sports journalist — an inside look at what the job and industry are like, some of the do's and don'ts, and many entertaining sports anecdotes.

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Daily News, Michigan - Burt Angeli
Walsh is dead-on in his assessment of the profession...and offers great advice for those aspiring to be a sportswriter.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589793026
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/25/2006
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Walsh has been an award-winning sports writer for 14 years and currently covers Alabama football for the Tuscaloosa News. In 2005 alone, Walsh has won several awards including the First Amendment Award, New York Times Chairman’s Award, as well as receiving a Pulitzer Prize nomination. Walsh also received first place honors for a sports feature from the Alabama Press Association, and awards in both sports deadline reporting and sports non-deadline reporting categories from the Alabama Associated Press Managing Editors. Walsh's previous beats include the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Tampa Bary Buccaneers. He has covered two Super Bowls, numerous bowl games, playoffs in all major sports, and NASCAR. His articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Newark Star-Ledger. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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Table of Contents

1 How a newsroom operates 7
2 So you want to be a sportswriter 14
3 Getting started - Florida 28
4 Breaking through - Arizona 73
5 Off-field issues 127
6 Event - Super Bowl XXXV 169
7 Beat - the 2002 Green Bay Packers 221
App. A Glossary of newspaper terms 279
App. B My story 283
App. C Tips on breaking into sportswriting 292
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