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Posts Tagged ‘Sam Walker’

The Wall Street Journal Announces Olympic Coverage

The Wall Street Journal just announced how they’re going to handle the upcoming Summer Games. The events, which last from July 27 through August 12, will be well covered by each WSJ digital platform and by an additional three pages six days a week in the paper.

The games reporting will be overseen by WSJ’s sports bureau chief, Sam Walker. There will also be over 20 WSJ reporters — London bureau chief Bruce Orwall, senior sports editor Kevin Helliker, sports columnist Jason Gay and more — covering the events as they happen, which is more than double the amount the paper had covering the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.

There will also be Olympics coverage in WSJ’s “stream.” The feed pulls every Olympic article, blog, headline, tweet, video and photo and places them in one, easily-accessable page.

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Deadspin’s Will Leitch: ‘I Don’t Work In Sports Journalism’

willleitch-thumb-1.jpgWill Leitch is many things: a cool customer, a willing interview subject, a “Funkmaster” [third pic], and Maple Leafs hater.

He’s also the editor of the brilliant sports blog Deadspin and will appear on mb’s Breaking into Sports Journalism panel next week. According to Leitch, however, this does not make him a sports journalist:

I proudly proclaim that I don’t work in sports journalism, because sports journalism is no fun. I prefer to just write about sports and apply journalistic practices to my work. But being a sports journalist is a very depressing label. So anyway, I started Deadspin.com, wrote every day for about two years, and then people were calling me a sports journalist. I seriously hope it’s not that easy.

Hear Leitch, Steve Friedman, ESPN The Magazine‘s Seth Wickersham and Alison Overholt, and Wall Street Journal‘s Sam Walker discuss how they broke into sports writing on April 24 at Get in the Game: Breaking into Sports Journalism.

Maybe someday you’ll be able to say you’re not a sports journalist, too.