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How to separate yourself from other college sportswriters

March 29, 2014
By Joe Gisondi

This past week, a student wrote requesting advice on ways to prepare to be a sports journalist – and, even more so, how to distinguish himself among the hundreds of students taking courses and working for college media. He is already doing many things right – working for a news organization, writing constantly, and...
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Steps to writing an amazing, super-terrific news story

March 27, 2014
By Joe Gisondi
Steps to writing an amazing, super-terrific news story

The more student stories I read, the more I realize I need to condense reporting to its basics. I’ve never been one to base my courses on a text; rather, texts have been companions to class lectures, discussions, etc. Next fall, I am going...
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College newspapers’ NCAA coverage strong but uneven during opening rounds

March 22, 2014
By Joe Gisondi
College newspapers’ NCAA coverage strong but uneven during opening rounds

A professional newspaper, Dayton Daily News, may have had the best headline and cover from the NCAA tournament, but several college newspaper staffs did a terrific job reporting on the tournament’s opening rounds Friday. The Flyer News, the student-run newspaper at the University of Dayton,...
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Follow top sports journalists on Twitter this weekend

February 6, 2014
By Joe Gisondi
Follow top sports journalists on Twitter this weekend

I will tweet from the College Media Training Camp, a sports reporting conference at Vanderbilt University that features several of sports’ top journalists, during the next several days at...
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Breezier sports videos can add layer to coverage

January 17, 2014
By Joe Gisondi
Breezier sports videos can add layer to coverage

Love that college student media is producing more video, like this piece by the Daily Tar Heel on hurdler Devon Carter. It’s a light piece that offers commentary from the...
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Media is just fighting back vs. unreasonable control

January 1, 2014
By Joe Gisondi
Media is just fighting back vs. unreasonable control

Want to know why it appears the media seem more confrontational? Because, at times, we are forced to be far more aggressive than we ordinarily would act thanks to overly...
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