Hello, all --
I started a small-town weekly paper in February. I'm mostly a law-and-politics geek and know little about sports, but I know how important they are to readers, so I've been giving extensive coverage to the high school teams.
I have two stringers, but only one has much experience, and that guy told me he won't have time to write for me after the football season ends. The other guy has been seeking feedback on his writing -- I've been able to help him with general news writing critique, but nothing that's specific to sports. I lent him my copy of the Associated Press Sports Writing Handbook, which is at least better than nothing.
Got any advice for an editor who isn't a sports fan dealing with stringers who are new to sportswriting?
The Elizabethtown (Pa.) Advocate