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The Essential Sportswriter: Leveraging the Digital Landscape

Launch your career in sports journalism—a field that is alive and well—by learning the key tenets of reporting: get it first and get it right in order to present interesting, analytical, and objective articles that grab the reader’s attention. This course is designed to help set you apart from the thousands of men and women that want a career in sports journalism by teaching you how to gain the trust of readers, athletes, coaches, and agents; how to investigate and move stories forward; and how to report effectively on facts. During this course, you will create five sports pieces, tweet your own articles, and develop and post a 30-second video summarizing your work. Walk away from this class with a solid foundation in sports reporting across all digital platforms, including blogs, websites, social media, and video.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to interpret, analyze, and create factual stories across all digital platforms
  • Knowledge of how to maximize readership based on conventional sports journalism in the new digital age of sports writing
  • Key insights into building a career as a sports journalist

Ideal for

  • Career changers
  • Entry-level sports writers
  • Bloggers
  • Sport scouts
  • Sports agents
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.