Joe Gisondi

Joe Gisondi

Joe Gisondi, a former sportswriter and now a journalism professor at Eastern Illinois University, has written the book “The Field Guide to Covering Sports” and The Sports Field Guide blog, both of which are essential to learn about sports journalism. In this link, he gives a primer on how to write game pieces.

Basics of sports reporting
This PowerPoint presentation acts as a primer, giving students the basic information needed for you to covering and write sports, mostly games. It also includes some info on why you should be wary of statistics and how they can be manipulated.
Sports reporting

So you want to be a sports writer?
A University of Florida journalism alum tells you, year by year, how to make the most of your four years of study to land the sports writing job you want.