- “U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Wins First Olympic Gold Since ’98 …” by Adam Carlson, People, Feb. 22, 2018
- “The White Sox Add to Their Cuban Connection” by Tyler Kepner, The New York Times, March 9, 2018
- “GHSA Moving State Basketball Finals From Macon” by Ron Seibel, Macon Telegraph, May 26, 2016
- “The Stamford Star: James Washington, the Brightest Son of a Slowly Dying Texas Town” by Nathan Ruiz, The O’Colly (Oklahoma State University), Sept. 1, 2016
- “Freshman Kills Stereotypes, Bullying” by Sierra Roseby, The Orator (Omaha Bryan High School), Nov. 4, 2016
- When people think of sports, the first thoughts revolve around competition and performance. How do these stories reinforce such perceptions? How do they differ than such perceptions?
- What story did you like the most? Why?
- Sports journalists are often accused of over-dramatizing athletes in their coverage. Is that evident in any of these stories?
- Based on these readings, is it necessary for a writer to have a strong grasp of the sport they are writing about?