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Hi, this is Billy from LSM. Please refer to this powerpoint presentation for better understanding on the subject matter. You can comment here or you can comment via FB for you questions. This is from Kelly and Ernest. Thank you and Pax et Bonum!

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Sports Writing 101

  1. 1. Sports writing 101 Presented by: Kelly Grant C. Pauig Ernest Valdez Head Sports Writer
  2. 2. What is Sports Writing? It is a Kind of Journalism that reports on sports topics and events. It is often considered as the toy department in any newspaper since it does not concern on serious topics.
  3. 3. Qualities of a sports news • Must answer the 5 w’s and 1 h. • Describes the most thrilling and eventful part of the game • It uses more colorful words, figures of speech and longer sentences which are not present in other news. • It uses special vocabulary(sports lingo)
  4. 4. What makes a good Sports Writer?  Must be a sports enthusiast  Must know the basic rules of the games  Must have the ability to take notes quickly without missing the important sequence of the play  Must be fair in reporting even though he has a favorite team or player in the game  Must observe accuracy in presenting facts  Must have high knowledge on sports lingo
  5. 5. Kinds of Sports News • a.) Coverage story- this is a report on the outcome of the game, how it was played including the highlight/s • b.) Advance story- presents the facts of the coming event, the line-ups and list of competing teams
  6. 6. Parts of a Sports News 1. Headline 2. The Lead  The Key Play  The Outstanding Player  The Analytical Approach 3. The Body  Highlights of the Game  Decisive Play  Play by play  Comparison of the Teams  Best Score of the Day  Quotation  Weather Condition  Crowd and Celebration
  7. 7. Suggested Ways to Gather 1. Data Before the game:  Know the rules of the game  Know key people  List down the names in full and check the spelling  Interview key people involved in the game 2. During the actual game:  Look for good working place where you could get the best view of the game  Observe closely 3. After the game:  Check the accuracy of the scores from the officials  Interview star player or coach of the winning team

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