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Strengthening preseason coverage of prep sports?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Kayaugstin Kott, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Most, if not all, of our shops focus heavily in the fall on football. If not a tab, then an extensive preview in the paper; blogs; photo packages; podcasts; daily coverage live from camps; and whatever else.

    Besides running your standard preview story/capsules, what's the best way to preview the season for other sports that don't get as much play (or readership) as football? How does your paper try to add to it?

    Also I will point out a struggle in it is there is generally more information available from other out-of-area sources if you're talking football. Not so many watch lists, rankings and preseason All-(whatever) teams in girls volleyball and so on.
  2. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

    We do one feature article on a team, then capsules on every team. Do this for all "minor" sports (volleyball, soccer, cross country, etc.).
  3. TGO157

    TGO157 Active Member

    A feature article either on a team, a group of individuals or a changing landscape (Podunk High A has been a power for many years, but Podunk High B is ready to challenge for the throne). Then capsules for the rest, as SFIND suggested.
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I like the idea of finding a day of the week where your football-related content load is already a little light and use that day to focus on other sports.
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