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One of the toughest and most intimidating parts of the sports writing process – especially for a new writer – can be the interview. How do you get the interview you want? Who do you contact in order to get this interview? What questions are okay to ask in this interview? Do you conduct interviews…

A number of people ask me every day if it’s difficult to be a sports journalist and my response is usually the same: “It’s not difficult to write a story, it’s difficult to get one published.” Getting your sports articles published can be nerve-wrecking and a real pain in the butt to say the least,…

journalism jobs

From sports business to sports media to sports technology and sports sponsorship, all of these fields fall under sports journalism jobs, which require a canvas in which to draft your words and voice an opinion when you’re a journalist. No matter what sector of the sports world you cover, you’ll need to become familiar with several…

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Sports Media The Aaron Hernandez Murder Case Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year old Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player. Hernandez was also charged with one count of carrying a firearm without a license, two counts of possession of a large capacity firearm…

sports social media

The San Francisco Giants have put themselves at the forefront of the sports social media scene with the recent addition of a sports social media cafe inside AT&T Park. The Giants made the addition less than two weeks ago behind the centerfield wall in Peet’s Coffee. The cafe is one of a kind in MLB…

sports technology

Yahoo Inc. has purchased Bignoggins Productions for an undiscosed amount according to a report. The purchase of the small mobile applications company is one of several that CEO Marissa Meyer has completed since taking over more then a year ago. The investment is a small one compared to Yahoo’s purchase of Tumblr – which cost…

sports social media

Yes, you read the headline correctly. Three sisters from Nebraska recently used sports social media to help them develop notoriety while storming onto the field of a College World Series baseball game. Sisters Kayleigh, Emily and Torrie Hill of Omaha tweeted that they had a plan to run onto the field of the game and…

sports media

On Wednesday, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year old Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player. Hernandez was also charged with one count of carrying a firearm without a license, two counts of possession of a large capacity firearm and two counts of posession…

sports business

The Chicago Blackhawks are the Stanley Cup champions, after beating the Boston Bruins on Monday. The Hawks won their fifth Stanley Cup in franchise history and their second in the last four seasons. The Windy City representatives rode a dominating regular season into the playoffs and – aside from having some trouble with the Red…

sports jobs

Sports Business Yahoo Named Founding Partner at Levi’s Stadium The San Francisco 49ers have partnered with Yahoo in a deal with the team’s new stadium in the Silicon Valley. The agreement will allow fans to upload photos to Flickr – which is owned by Yahoo – during the game as well as allow fans to…

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Sports Marketing: NCAA March Madness

March Madness has spilled over into April and we’re down to the Final Four. Wichita State – who came into the tournament as a number nine seed – is shocking the college hoops world and are set to take on tournament favorite Louisville. Michigan  – who came from behind late in the game against Kansas…

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Sports Social Media: Nike in Hot Water over Tiger Ad

Tiger Woods is back on top of the golf world. On Monday, golf’s most illustrious player regained his world #1 ranking, which he lost in October of 2010. Just as things seem to be turned around for the superstar, his name is back in the media in a negative way. Nike, one of Tiger’s main…

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Sports Ticket Sales: Red Sox in the Dumps

The Boston Red Sox are an incredible franchise with a rich history. They have been one of the dominant Major League Baseball franchises over the last decade when it comes to sports ticket sales. Selling out games was easy for the team, but their sell-out streak of close to ten years will likely end this…

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sports jobs

Sports Jobs: SI Keeps their King

Sports Illustrated, one of, if not the most famous sports magazine in the business has made a huge move in the sports jobs field, signing long-time football writer and expert Peter King to a substantial deal. The journalist has signed a three-year deal worth more than $1 million annually. The exact numbers of the deal…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 03.18.13 – 03.25.13

Sports Business Fox Sports Buys Rights to New ‘Big East’ It was announced earlier this month that the Big East division would become a newly named division and have teams break away from it. For the time-being the media is calling it the old Big East. The new Big East division will feature  the ‘Catholic…

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sports sponsorship

Sponsorship Marketing Budgets Increasing In Canada

The Canadian Sponsorship Landscape Study  (CSLS) is an annual study that provides the most comprehensive information on the scope, scale and trends of Canada’s sponsorship industry which includes sports. The study includes information on industry size, spending by sector, activation trends, evaluation practices, strategic priorities and future outlook. The study looks to both academic and…

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Sports Business: Fox Sports Buys Rights to New ‘Big East’

March Madness is upon us. The action is bound to be exciting like it is every year. Upsets will happen, game winning shots will occur and no one will be able to predict the eventual winner of the tournament because as we all know, surprises always happen in the NCAA. This is why March Madness…

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sports technology

Sports Technology: The Greatest Wi-Fi Network in Football

The San Francisco 49ers are in the process of building Santa Clara Stadium and it is expected to include many up-to-date and even advanced features, one of which will include the greatest stadium Wi-Fi network of all-time, revolutionizing sports technology. The stadium is set to open its doors for the start of the 2014 season…

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thuzio

Thuzio Connects Athletes with the Public

Thuzio provides an online platform that connects the public with professional athletes who have achieved the highest levels of excellence in their profession. The athletes provide a variety of different experiences to the public such as: coaching, social dinners and lunches, game watching and analysis, corporate speaking, client entertaining and events, celebrations including birthday parties…

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Sports Technology: ScentAir Travels into Edward Jones Dome

ScentAir and its over 2,000 different scents – ranging from delicious smells such as popcorn, waffle cones, caramel apples and even odd scents such as dinosaur breath – has been travelling into the nostrils and smell receptors of people all over the world for more then two decades. From movie theatres to hotels to fitness…

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Sports Sponsorship: Vodka and Golf

What do vodka and golf have in common? Until today, nothing to my knowledge. However, that changed when Belvedere Vodka signed a sports sponsorship deal to become the official vodka of the PGA of America and the PGA Championship, the golf season’s final Major. “The PGA of America is delighted that Belvedere Vodka will serve…

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Sports Social Media: ESPN in the Top Ten

Unless you live under a rock or are you’re some strange visitor from Mars, you’ve probably heard of this little thing called ESPN. The global cable televison network was founded by Bill and Scott Rasmussen and Ed Eagan in 1979 under the direction of CEO and eventual first commissioner of the United States Football League…

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