Preparing Yourself for the Future of Sports Journalism

When I say Butler University what is the first thing that comes to mind? Brad Stevens…Gordon Hayward…NCAA Finalist…Cinderella? All those answers are right, but stop well short of defining the prestigious University. “I remember watching one of their Sweet 16 runs in 2000s from a sports bar while I was living out in D.C.,” says […]

BSU at the Games: Taking Sports Journalism to the Next Level

22 student journalists and staff from Ball State University have traveled to Sochi to cover the Winter Olympics, they are sharing their exclusive stories on the Work in Sports Blog, and giving us a taste of what it is like to cover one of the largest sports events in the world. Written by Adam J. […]

It’s Finally Sunk In – We’re Headed to Russia

Over the next two weeks WorkinSports.com and Ball State University are working in conjunction on an exciting project to cover the Sochi Olympic games through the eyes of 22 student journalists. These are their stories… Written by Joe Ruley/BSU at the Games I’m currently flying 37,005 ft. above the Atlantic at 626 mph. On top […]

Video: Has the Growth of Sports Broadcasting Jobs Negatively Impacted Sports Journalism?

In the last few years the growth of sports broadcasting jobs is undeniable, new networks launching and online powerhouses creating new types of content has led to a real uptick in job availability. But according to WorkinSports.com Director of Content Brian Clapp, there is a downside to all this new growth. Listen to this short […]

Vicki Michaelis: Shaping the Future of Sports Journalism

The media plays a key role in shaping perception, and while women are a rapidly growing fan base in sports, we still see a limited amount of women in power positions in the industry. “At this point, women still face higher hurdles,” says veteran sports journalist Vicki Michaelis. “On television, they are predominantly relegated to […]

A Day in the Life of an Online Sports Editor

This is a guest post written by Alison Myers There are plenty of aspiring writers looking to make their mark in the competitive field of sports media. However, with newspapers dying out and fierce competition for television jobs, many turn to the Internet. Some create their own blogs which generate small audiences, and others apply […]

Sports Industry Top Ten of the Week for Aug 23rd

At the tail end of my 7-year stint at CNN sports, right around 2003, CNN decided sports were no longer in line with what their core audience wanted. I can’t tell you why the higher ups chose this road, they didn’t involve me in the discussions, but I’d say it’s a safe assumption that someone […]

Sports Industry Top Ten of the Week

Every week there are big stories that everyone in sports journalism is covering, but you won’t see them highlighted here. I’m sorry, but I watch an ESPN report on Biogenesis and then read it in Yahoo! Sports and I feel like I’m good. I don’t need to read about it in every single sports blog […]

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