|aSports journalism :|ban introduction to reporting and writing /|cKathryn T. Stofer, James R. Schaffer, Brian A. Rosenthal.
|aLanham, Md. :|bRowman & Littlefield,|cc2010.
|axiv, 287 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aLiving the life. Routine? What routine? ; Take down or reversal? -- Covering the game. A new kind of sports reporter ; Advance stories ; Game summary ; Post-game analysis -- Finding the sources. Beat reporting ; Developing sources ; Building relationships with sources -- Asking the questions. Interviewing skills ; Asking the right questions ; Interview settings ; Using quotations ; Style, placing attribution -- Working with the media. Sports information directors ; Credential requests ; News releases -- Choosing the words. Journalistic writing style ; Proofreading -- Writing the story. Sports news values ; Features stories ; Leads ; Nut graf ; Story structure ; Columns -- Following the style. AP style ; Headlines ; Captions ; Libel and other legalities -- Making the numbers count. Understanding the game ; Interpreting the game ; Feeding the fans ; Dollars and cents ; Arbitration suits ; For the record -- Highlighting the greats. Participatory journalism ; Giants of the past ; A more muscular prose ; Modern masters -- Appendix A: AP sports guidelines and style -- Appendix B: Society of Professional Journalists' code of ethics -- Appendix C: Glossary of news and sports terms.