Posts Tagged ‘USA Today’

More models for online reporting

September 9, 2009
The Roanoke Times used maps, photos, text, video and audio to tell the story of this grueling race across the mountains of western Virginia.

The Roanoke Times used maps, photos, text, video and audio to tell the story of this grueling race across the mountains of western Virginia.

The Roanoke Times did a tremendous job covering the Hellgate 100K race through the mountains of western Virginia. Yes, that’s right – 66 miles. And the course elevates 13,000 feet over the peaks of the Jefferson National Forest. Check this out for some suggestions for covering events on, and around, your campus.

The St. Petersburg Times has a great site set up for covering prep sports that includes results, schedules, features, and recruiting.

Who are the best players on your school’s team, or in the conference? Here’s how the Arizona Daily Star presented a similar package on Arizona State’s football team. The newspaper produced a similar package on the softball team, a perennial national title contender.

The San Diego Tribune posted a history of the Padres uniforms through the years.

Here’s a simple chart you may want to emulate. USA Today chronicles Alex Rodriguez’s milestone home runs, offering a top 10 all-time leader chart to go alongside it as well.

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Models for online sports coverage

September 4, 2009
The Columbus Dispatch covers Ohio State like no other online.

The Columbus Dispatch covers Ohio State, a package that should be a model for all team coverage – at any level.

Some more online sports coverage ideas.

Create a preview game package online. That’s what the Columbus Dispatch does for the Ohio State football team, something that should be a model for all sports departments. This package includes a cover story, profiles on players from each team, five keys to winning, rosters, schedules, updated weather reports – and much, much more. Readers dig in as much they would like. (more…)