Students enrolled in JRN361 must complete two game stories.
Before attending games, students must:
* Contact the school's athletics director at least 48 hours before the competition begins to receive permission, credentials and any pertinent information.
* Email Professor Yanity with the dates/times of the game you choose to cover at least 48 hours before the competition begins. (This email commits you to this assignment and your story is expected in my inbox by 11:59 p.m. that same evening.)
* Prepare for the content by researching the teams and people involved, collecting up-to-date and accurate rosters and gathering any other pertinent information such as records, statistics, etc.
* Ensure that you can interview coaches and athletes after the game.
While attending games, students must:
* Dress and act as a professional journalist would. Remember, you are representing the profession, Quinnipiac University, your professor and your self.
* Take statistics, or find a person assigned to do this and ensure you can share that information.
* Listen and observe.
* Take photos or provide multimedia to enhance your coverage.
After attending games, students must:
* Compile key statistics.
* Interview coaches and athletes (no fewer than two sources must be quoted.) Thank them for their time.
* Complete a 500-600-word game story that uses AP Style and is well-edited.
* Email a completed game story and any multimedia to Professor Yanity by 11:59 p.m. that same night.
* Professor Yanity will post your edited game story and multimedia (photos, videos, etc) to this page after your article has been submitted. You are then expected to TWEET THE LINK with keywords, handles and hashtags.
Students of Quinnipiac University's JRN361 course covered local high school sports competitions in Fall '15. Their work is showcased here.
Banner photo courtesy
Dana Jensen/The Day (2003)