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Overview

If you want to know how something is done, why not ask an expert? For Real Sports Reporting, journalist Abraham Aamidor recruited top sportswriters and editors from major media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Denver Post, and Indianapolis Star, to write about their experiences and lessons learned. The result is an engaging, informative, highly personal look at the real-life work of the sports journalist. Chapters devoted to baseball, football, basketball, soccer, golf, and other sports give readers the inside story on what it’s like to cover a beat. Full-text articles provide samples of the contributors’ published work, followed by fresh and candid critiques by the authors themselves. Issue-oriented chapters address topics ranging from covering college, professional, or small-town sports, to ethical dilemmas in reporting, coverage of women’s sports, and racism in sports. With all the immediacy of an informal chat with the country’s leading sportswriters, this book is a valuable guide for beginning journalists and aspiring sports reporters. It provides sports fans in general with a fascinating view behind the headlines.

Contributors:
Abraham Aamidor
Elliott Almond
Mark Ambrogi
Larry Ames
Larry Anderson
Bill Buchalter
John Cherwa
Pat Forde
Scott French
Jeff Gordon
Bob Hammel
Melanie Hauser
Philip Hersh
Garry Howard
Michelle Kaufman
Dick Mittman
Tim Povtak
Nelson Price
Danny Robbins
Jim Rossow
Steve Salerno
Adam Schefter
Howard Sinker
Jay Weiner

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253216168
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,229,179
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Abraham Aamidor, a staff writer for The Indianapolis Star, has reported for The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and The St. Louis Globe-Democrat. He is author of Real Feature Writing (1999) and Editor of Real Sports Reporting (IUP, 2003). He lives in Carmel, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction Bob Hammel

Part I. Beat Coverage

1. Football Adam Schefter
2. Hockey Jeff Gordon
3. Soccer Scott French
4. Basketball Tim Povtak
5. Auto Racing Dick Mittman
6. Golf Melanie Hauser
7. The Olympics and International Sports Philip Hersh
8. Tennis Mark Ambrogi
9. Baseball Howard Sinker
10. Writing Columns Pat Forde

Part II. The Rest of the Story

Introduction to Part II Bill Buchalter
11. Covering High School Sports Larry Ames
12. Covering College Sports Jim Rossow
13. Memoir: Covering Sports in Small Communities Larry Anderson
14. Sports Reporting and Investigative Journalism Danny Robbins
15. Sports Profiles Nelson Price
16. Dramatic Narrative in Sportswriting Elliott Almond
17. Freelance Sportswriting Steve Salerno
18. Reporting on the Business of Sports Jay Weiner
19. So You Want to be a Sports Editor Garry Howard
20. Covering Women's Sports: Fair Play? Michelle Kaufman
21. Racism and Sports Abraham Aamidor
22. Ethics John Cherwa

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