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ABOUT THE BOOK
The text provides both a contextual and practical overview of sports journalism, including the organization and interdependence of broadcast, print, and digital media; how media coverage of sport is structured and prioritized; interviews, sources and contacts; planning, researching, and covering an event; and writing news, features, profiles, etc. A uniquely comprehensive text, sports journalism emphasizes the skills that students will need in order to be successful in the industry. With extensive coverage on reporting, anchoring, and production, this text offers thorough and effective descriptions of the sports reporter and anchorâ€™s function in a broadcast environment. Going beyond the essential skills, this book also offers important historical background on the evolution of the sports industry, some grounding in the business of sports, and a discussion of social issues. Covering all aspects of media and sports journalism, this text features reporting, writing leads, style, tricks of the trade, shooting on location, editing, producing, live event production, ethics, and resume tapes, as well as tips on seeking employment in the industry.