Becoming a Sports Writer
If you are thinking about a career in sports writing, this course will provide you and your classmates with the opportunity to conceive, write, develop, and refine a multiplatform sports magazine. You will learn to identify what makes a good story and what stories are best told via which platforms—traditional full-length written piece, video narrative, or social media article—based on your goals and objectives, as well as the audiences you are trying to reach. You will focus on building a sports magazine from initial concept to finished product, refining your material and your viewpoint so your stories are expressed in a concise, clear, and compelling way. By writing drafts that are critiqued and edited, you will produce high-quality profiles, opinion pieces, business stories, video scripts, and/or other written work and commentary about sports.
You'll Walk Away with
- The ability to refine your material and your viewpoint so that your stories are expressed in a concise, clear, and compelling way
- The skills to produce high-quality profiles, opinion pieces, business stories, video scripts, and other writing about sports
- High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
- High school students interested in a career in sports writing