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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 Business: New Channel Launch for ESPN Star Sports

In the world of sports business, ESPN STAR Sports is set to launch a new channel, marketing directly to the Indian sub-continent. The launch keeps in mind the growing need for Indian sports fans and the sports most liked and specific to them. The new channel named STAR Sports 2 will officially launch on March…

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Sports Social Media: Euro Football Study in China

China currently has the largest population in the world with more than 1.2 billion people and 15.6 million of them are active social media users when it comes to European Football. These are huge numbers and a recent study by Mailman Group on sports social media titled Red Card takes a look at the relationship…

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Soccer to Selectively Use Sports Technology

Sports technology will be used selectively in soccer and the International Board and FIFA are willing to allow it. In a document assessed by football’s rule-makers over the weekend, FIFA reversed its previous stance that referees could be undermined if the results from high-tech aids were revealed. The lawmakers behind soccer approved the use of…

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Hines Ward Ready to “Become One” IRONMAN Triathlete

Yes, you read the title of this story correctly. Former Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward, one of the Pittsburgh Steelers greatest receivers of all-time, is ready to become a triathlete. In partnership with REFUEL | got chocolate milk?, Ward will undertake a training and recovery regimen with elite professional coaches and sports dietitians that will prepare him for…

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Sports Jobs: Second Annual MLB Diversity Business Summit

Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros will co-host the second annual MLB Diversity Business Summit on June 19th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The business summit will provide those who attend with numerous opportunities to socialize with executives from all 30 MLB Clubs, MLB Network, MLB Advanced Media, Minor League…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 02.18.13 – 02.25.13

  Sports Business Floyd Mayweather Jr. is ‘Money’ Floyd Mayweather Jr., arguably the best pound for pound fighter in the world of professional boxing, is all about the money. He cares so much about the green that nis nickanme is ‘Money.’ The WBC welterweight champion was listed as the highest-paid athlete in 2012 according to…

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Sports Technology: Digitization Changing Sports

What in the world is digitization? Should we get out the dictionary? Dictionary.com defines digitization as: 1. to convert (data) to digital form for use in a computer. 2. to convert (analogous physical measurements) to digital form. How is digitization changing the world of sports? We live in a tech-savvy world where smartphones are in everyone’s pockets…

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Sports Sponsorship: NASCAR Drivers Need Sponsors

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is just one big name in NASCAR who is looking for sports sponsorship deals. The son of legendary Dale Sr. is in need of a primary sponsor for about one-third of his 36 Sprint Cup races this season. The perfect sponsorship deal has yet to arise for Earnhardt and team owner Rick…

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Sports Business: 2K Sports Announces NBA/MLB Combo Pack

2K Sports, a subsidiary of sports business company Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., has announced that the critically acclaimed NBA 2K13 will be paired with the upcoming MLB 2K13 in a combo pack. The combo pack will be available for purchase beginning on March 5, 2013 at participating North American retailers for $79.99, for both the…

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Sports Jobs: Olympic Wrestlers Need Them for 2020

Olympic wrestlers will need to find new sports jobs instead of training for the 2020 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that wrestling will be cut from the 2020 Olympic games. The news comes as a shock to the wrestling world, as the sport is one of the oldest in Olympic history. Wrestling has been…

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Sports Ticket Sales Not Easy for Yankees

The most illustrious franchise in sports history is having a harder time than you may think with their sports ticket sales. Between the Superstorm Sandy and the weak economy, the Yankees don’t have it as easy as they did in the past, which could be why they have not lavishly spent on free agents this…

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Sports Social Media: Shnarped Hockey App

Have you ever dreamed of giving a fist bump or a tap on the shinpads to your favorite hockey players such as Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Quick or Logan Couture after they make a mind-boggling play on the ice via sports social media? Well, that dream is now a reality thanks to the sports social media…

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