Journalism | STUDIES IN JOURNALISM VT: INTRO TO SPORTS JOURNALISM
J261 | 17405 | Bob Kravitz


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Taught via videoconference from IUPUI. Taught via videoconference from IUPUI. Sports
journalism chronicles the seemingly immortal prowess of the games’ brightest stars. It
trumpets the titanic showdowns between the best of its gladiators. And, journalists do it all in
an attempt to feed America’s insatiable appetite for sports. This course will explore the state
and practice of sports journalism, through case studies of some of this decade’s most
controversial sports stories. Were sports journalists fair? Did they report these stories with
context? Did they explore the larger societal issues? Did they explore the economics behind
these stories? Did they portray the characters in these sagas as real people? We will explore
these issues through evaluating coverage, reading related texts and talking directly to
prominent sports journalists, executives and athletes.