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Intro to Journalism 4/25/11

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Today I handed out your next assignment, the sports story.

Then we briefly discussed three different types of sports stories:

  • The game story- a story that focuses on one specific game. The star players of the game, the big plays, the key stats. These are more prevalent in daily newspapers than high school papers.
  • The sports profile- An athlete, a manager, a coach, a fan. Any person who is interesting and in some way tied to a sporting team or event can be the subject of a sports profile.
  • The sports feature- Any sports story, (not column,) that tells us about a particular team or aspect of sports. This includes, but is not limited to: practice stories, team bonding stories, season previews, season recaps, coaching change stories, etc.

After introducing the three story types we looked at exchange issues from other schools and tried to find examples of each story type. I had everyone write them down and turn them in with the following information:

What school the paper was from.

What type of sports story it was.

What the story was about (1-2 sentences).

Tomorrow I will be gone and you will continue watching the News War DVD. It’s in the player if the sub asks.


Written by CRWashPhillips

April 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

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