Thursday, April 5, 2007

You can learn much by listening to sports writers

Just found a great site that features interviews with sports writers, journalists who cover everything from high school to professional sports in print and television. Sports Media Guide features interviews with Joe Posnanski (right), Harvey Araton and Bob Ley, among others. You'll learn much about the business and craft of sports reporting in these interviews.

For instance, what's it like to cover sports? "People wonder what it's like to be a sportswriter and I tell them it's not what they think – they think we're out tailgating," says Ken Burger, columnist for the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier. "It's like being the designated driver at happy hour – you're the guy working when everybody else is partying. You see fans at their worst or best, inebriated and their passion runneth over. I pick on'em a lot because they're fun to pick on."

Bookmark this web site. I have (on the right side of this blog). Like me, I suspect you'll want to keep going back for more.


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