JRN 401 – Week 4 – Feb. 2





  • Jason Warick presentation coming soon…



  • Social issues story due 8:30 am today!
  • By 11:15, everyone should have a sports story to pursue…
  • Sport story due next class Tuesday, February 9 at 4:30 pm – you will have the whole class on Tuesday to complete your story. We will talk about editing and students can peer edit, and I will be available all day to get your story finalized by 4:30




Media coverage of Aboriginal things, sports journalism, alternative story forms, social media and beyond, pitches.

  • The media in La Loche…

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  • Global’s response…

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  • The most important story in Canada today and the next 10 years …

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  • Alternative story forms – great for sports

Poynter NewsU

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  • Who has already covered sports?


  • Preliminary pitches – what ideas are you entertaining…



  • Covering Sports

Everything I learned in the last week…

JRN 401 Sports Journalism – everything I learned this week


  • Cool insight: David Epstein: Are Athletes Really Getting Faster, Better, Stronger? March 2014 (14:53)

“When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way. Yet as David Epstein points out in this delightfully counter-intuitive talk, we might want to lay off the self-congratulation. Many factors are at play in shattering athletic records, and the development of our natural talents is just one of them.” Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/david_epstein_are_athletes_really_getting_faster_better_stronger?language=en

  • A graduate students mini-doc on sports journalism

  • How Blogs and Social Media are Affecting Sports Journalism, by Mike Anderson

Sports Journalism and Social Media Future

  • VR — the next frontier

NFL Next: The VR Fan Experience (4:46)


  • Sports pages I have read…

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  • Pitches…


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