Field Guide to Covering Sports

Author: Joe Gisondi

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506315704

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Transform yourself from sports fan to professional sports journalist Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition goes beyond general guidance about sports writing, offering readers practical advice on covering 20 specific sports. From auto racing to wrestling, author Joe Gisondi gives tips on the seemingly straightforward—like where to stand on the sideline and how to identify a key player—along with the more specialized—such as figuring out shot selection in lacrosse and understanding a coxswain’s call for a harder stroke in rowing. In the new Second Edition, readers also explore sports reporting across multimedia platforms, developing a foundational understanding for social media, mobile media, visual storytelling, writing for television and radio, and applying sabermetrics. Fully revised with new examples and updated information to give readers confidence in covering just about any game, match, meet, race, regatta or tournament, Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition is the ideal go-to resource to have on hand when mastering the beat.
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Field Guide to Covering Sports

Author: Joe Gisondi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483304949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 2285

Quickly moving beyond general guidance about sports writing, Joe Gisondi focuses on the nitty-gritty, with hands-on, practical advice on covering 20 specific sports. From auto racing to wrestling, you'll find tips on the seemingly straightforward—where to stand on the sideline and how to identify a key player—along with the more specialized—figuring out shot selection in lacrosse and understanding a coxswain's call for a harder stroke in rowing. Preparing you for just about any game, match, meet, race, regatta or tournament you're likely to cover, Field Guide to Covering Sports is the ideal go-to resource to have on hand as you master the beat.
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Field Guide to Covering Sports

Author: Joe Gisondi

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506315690

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Transform yourself from sports fan to professional sports journalist Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition goes beyond general guidance about sports writing, offering readers practical advice on covering 20 specific sports. From auto racing to wrestling, author Joe Gisondi gives tips on the seemingly straightforward—like where to stand on the sideline and how to identify a key player—along with the more specialized—such as figuring out shot selection in lacrosse and understanding a coxswain’s call for a harder stroke in rowing. In the new Second Edition, readers also explore sports reporting across multimedia platforms, developing a foundational understanding for social media, mobile media, visual storytelling, writing for television and radio, and applying sabermetrics. Fully revised with new examples and updated information to give readers confidence in covering just about any game, match, meet, race, regatta or tournament, Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition is the ideal go-to resource to have on hand when mastering the beat.
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Field Guide to Covering Local News

Author: Fred Bayles

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1608710017

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

View: 1614

In a time of upheaval for journalism, local news is flourishing. People want to know about the chemical spill on the highway, the kidnapping trial in district court, the cuts in the school budget. News organizations have a constant need for both professional and citizen journalists who can report those stories accurately and interestingly. In the latest installment of the Field Guide series, Fred Bayles takes you step-by-step through the process of identifying and covering the events and issues that matter most to your community.
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Bushcraft 101

A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Author: Dave Canterbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440579776

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 5798

Offers survival skills on using the surrounding wilderness as a useful resource, including how to manufacture needed tools, how to collect and cook food, and how to guard against the elements.
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Associated Press sports writing handbook

Author: Steve Wilstein

Publisher: Schaum's Outline Series

ISBN: 9780071372183

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 195

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Written by a veteran Associated Press sports writer, this handbook arms aspiring and working sports reporters, broadcasters, and photographers with exactly what they need to know to make it to the top in the glamorous and exciting world of sports journalism. With the help of dozens of fascinating and instructive quotes and war stories, contributed by heavy hitters like Dave Goldberg, Jim Litke, Alan Robinson, Joan Ryan, and other top AP sports reporters, the book tutors readers in the core techniques and methodology of sports writing, while at the same time exploring the important professional aspects of the business: how to get started and make a name for yourself; local, national, and feature writing; how the Internet is changing the face of sports writing; and where the business is headed over the next decade.
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The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors

A Compendium of Competitive Words and Idioms

Author: Josh Chetwynd

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607748126

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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A gift-worthy playbook of common and unexpected words and idioms that have their roots in sports and games. There are many metaphors we can quickly identify from the realm of sports: covering all the bases (baseball), game plan (football), and par for the course (golf). But the English language is also peppered with the not-so-obvious influence of sports and games, such as go-to guy (basketball) and dead ringer (horse racing). Filled with pithy entries on each idiom, plus quotes showing how big talkers from President Obama to rapper Ice-T use them, this quirky little handbook from former minor league ballplayer and award-winning journalist Josh Chetwynd is sure to be a conversation starter at tailgates, cocktail parties, and in the boardroom. From the Hardcover edition.
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Monster Trek

The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot

Author: Joe Gisondi

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803285183

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

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Bigfoot sightings have been reported in every state except Hawaii. Interest in this creature, which many believe to be as mythical as a leprechaun, is as strong today as ever, with the wildly popular show Finding Bigfoot persisting on the Animal Planet network and references to bigfoot appearing throughout popular culture. What is it about bigfoot that causes some people to devote a chunk of their lives to finding one? In Monster Trek, Joe Gisondi brings to life the celebrities in bigfoot culture: people such as Matt Moneymaker, Jeff Meldrum, and Cliff Barackman, who explore remote wooded areas of the country for weeks at a time and spend thousands of dollars on infrared imagers, cameras, and high-end camping equipment. Pursuing the answer to why these seekers of bigfoot do what they do, Gisondi brings to the reader their most interesting--and in many cases, harrowing--expeditions. Gisondi travels to eight locations across the country, trekking into swamps, mountains, state parks, and remote woods with people in search of bigfoot as well as fame, fortune, adventure, and shared camaraderie. Many of the people who look for bigfoot, however, go counter to stereotypes and include teachers, engineers, and bankers. Some are private and guarded about their explorations, seeking solitude during a deeply personal quest. While there are those who might arguably be labeled "crazy," Gisondi discovers that the bigfoot research network is far bigger and more diverse than he ever imagined.
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Total Sportscasting

Performance, Production, and Career Development

Author: Marc Zumoff,Max Negin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317906764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 1939

Whether you want to be in front of the camera, on the microphone, or behind the scenes, Total Sportscasting gives you the skills you’ll need to become successful in this dynamic industry. This book covers everything from performance and production techniques to all aspects of sportscasting, good broadcast writing techniques, and how best to forge lasting relationships with team personnel. It also delves into the unique issues facing women sportscasters. And when it comes to breaking into the business, Total Sportscasting devotes entire chapters to career development and demo reel production. For important perspective, we’ve also included chapters on the history of sportscasting and attempts to glimpse into its future. Total Sportscasting is packed with a variety of features for both learning and instructing: Complete coverage of every aspect of the sportscast, helping you prepare for any platform—TV, radio, and the web Interviews with successful sports journalists, producers, and directors who give you an inside look into the real-world practices of the industry A companion website, which provides additional resources for both instructors and students, including video and audio examples and links to additional resources: www.totalsportscasting.com
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A Field Guide to Whisky

An Expert Compendium to Take Your Passion and Knowledge to the Next Level

Author: Hans Offringa

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579657850

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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A Field Guide to Whisky is a one-stop guide for all the information a whisky enthusiast needs. With the whisky market booming all over the world, now is a perfect time for a comprehensive guide to this popular brown spirit. What are the basic ingredients in all whiskies? How does it get its flavor? Which big-name brands truly deserve their reputation? What are the current whisky trends around the world? And who was Jack Daniel, anyway? This abundance of information is distilled(!) into 324 short entries covering basic whisky literacy, production methods, consumption tips, trends, trivia, geographical maps and lists of distilleries, whisky trails, bars, hotels, and festivals by an industry insider. Boasting 230 color photographs and a beautiful package to boot, A Field Guide to Whisky will make a whisky expert out of anyone.
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Sports Media

Reporting, Producing, and Planning

Author: Bradley Schultz,Edward T. Arke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317449266

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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Sports Media covers reporting, anchoring, and production, and offers thorough descriptions of the sports reporter and anchor's function in sports journalism. This text offers important historical background on the evolution of the sports industry, some grounding in the business of sports, and a discussion of social issues including the experience of women in sports journalism. New to this edition: An introduction focused on the intersection of economics, technology, and culture that drives modern sports journalism Interviews with industry experts currently working in the field of sports journalism The evolution of the industry to today’s audience-driven, social media-influenced landscape Reporting as storytelling in a modern media environment A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/schultz) featuring video and audio examples from the authors’ own work to illustrate concepts from the text, links to additional examples and further resources, video tours of production facilities, video interviews with leaders in the field, and an updated instructor’s manual.
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Communication and Sport

Surveying the Field

Author: Andrew C. Billings,Michael L. Butterworth,Paul D. Turman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483312712

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

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The Second Edition of Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field offers the most comprehensive and diverse approach to the study of communication and sport available at the undergraduate level. Newly expanded to incorporate the latest topics and perspectives in the field, the New Edition examines a wide array of topics to help readers understand important issues such as sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations from both micro- and macro- perspectives. Everything from youth to amateur to professional sports is addressed in terms of mythology, community, and identity; issues such as fan cultures, racial identity and gender in sports media, politics and nationality in sports, and sports and religion are explored in depth, and provide useful, applied insight for readers. Practical and relevant, epistemologically diverse, and theoretically grounded, the Second Edition of Billings, Butterworth, and Turman’s text keeps readers on the cutting-edge.
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A Field Guide for Science Writers

The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers

Author: Deborah Blum,Mary Knudson,Robin Marantz Henig

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195174992

Category: Science

Page: 321

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This guide offers practical tips on science writing - from investigative reporting to pitching ideas to magazine editors. Some of the best known science witers in the US share their hard earned knowledge on how they do their job.
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The Machine

A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right

Author: Lee Fang

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586393

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 9125

A freelance journalist and former blogger for ThinkProgress explains the dynamics of what he sees as the conservative propaganda machine, reveals where the money comes from and how it is spent and looks at how the right wing plans to crush Obama and progressive reform, taking ordinary Americans hostage along the way.
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Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa

Author: Chris Stuart,Tilde Stuart

Publisher: Struik Publishers

ISBN: 9781770073937

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Of the world's 4,000 to 4,500 mammal species, about 1,100 occur in Africa. In this updated and revised edition of Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa, authors Chris and Tilde Stuart concentrate on the more visible and easily distinguished larger mammal species, plus some of the more frequently seen smaller mammals. In all, over 400 color photographs, combined with concise, pertinent information highlighting the diagnostic features of each species, provide a comprehensive source of information on each mammal. The latest information has been incorporated and the distribution maps have been revised to reflect the most up-to-date habitat and distribution patterns for each species. A new feature is the inclusion of the mammals' skulls, grouped together at the back of the book. To aid the reader, color-coding and symbols indicating the habitat and activity period serve as a quick reference to the various mammal groups.
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National Audubon Society Field Guide to California

Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: National Audubon Society Regio

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 447

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Identifies one thousand types of California's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests
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Field Guide to Upland Birds and Waterfowl

Author: Christopher Smith

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 9781885106209

Category: Nature

Page: 153

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This full color pocket field guide includes everything needed to correctly identify 73 species of North American waterfowl & game birds. Chris Smith's excellent full color illustrations detail every important aspect of each bird & are complemented by concise, informative descriptions. From grouse & quail to puddle ducks & divers, every important game bird in North America is covered. There has never been such a thorough, useful field guide for important game birds. You will find 23 North American upland game birds & 50 waterfowl species covered, along with: * Detailed full color illustrations * Full color distribution maps for each species * Thorough descriptions covering special features of identification, habitat, breeding habits, vocalizations, & flock information for waterfowl * Special features of identification are also illustrated, including the wings of each waterfowl species to aid in identification of individual species & between male & female within a species There are also diagrams for both upland game birds & waterfowl showing every part of the bird that is used in identification. A flyway map of North America is accompanied by a detailed list showing the degree of occurrence for each waterfowl species in the different flyways.
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The Wayfarer's Handbook

A Field Guide for the Independent Traveler

Author: Evan S. Rice

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316271357

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 7970

An inventive and visually-appealing passport to the wide world of travel, The Wayfarer's Handbook doesn't tell readers to go anywhere, it shows them how to go everywhere. The Wayfarer's Handbook is a treasure trove of information about the art of travel that is specifically crafted for the modern adventurer. The book is an offbeat guide full of actionable advice, a worldwide exploration reference work, an unconventional collection of world trivia, and an exciting resource of inspiration, all designed for use in a great global adventure. With a visual aesthetic inspired by the look of vintage field guides, The Wayfarer's Handbook is tailor-made for modern readers, providing the distilled essentials of hundreds of interesting topics, presented in a direct and precise but stylish way. This twist on traditional travel genres covers everything from the world's 27 most common travel scams and the fascinating history of hot air balloons to everyday gestures that are offensive in foreign cultures and how to avoid a hippopotamus attack. Sketches, infographics, small maps, and illustrative charts appear throughout, allowing readers to open to any page and discover fascinating new insights into the art of travel. Though The Wayfarer's Handbook is compact enough for the road, it is equally suited to be a gem in the library of anyone interested in exploration.
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