Students will study and discuss excellence in sports writing. They will learn how to craft lively and well-researched narratives about players, teams and the environment they operate in. The course will use real-life examples in an examination of various storytelling formats, from long-form narratives to on-deadline game reports to social media updates. It will also look at ethical issues related to sports reporting and the challenges of covering specific beats.

Pre-requisite: JOUR 2000, or JOUR 2001, or permission of the instructor.