Knowing the difference between a sports column and a sports opinion piece is how Rod Satterthwaite began his first session Sports Coverage of the 2014 MIPA workshop.
“Today we’re talking about sports column writing and ways that you can personalize sports columns and ways you can tell stories about students, related to sports, to other students,” said Satterthwaite. “I’m trying to give them ideas so they can humanize sports coverage and get more people to read what they are writing.”
In the afternoon and evening, the class will be listening to various speakers and writing a piece to put up on their blog. Their homework for tonight is to attend the concussion seminar from 7-9 at N130 in the Business College Complex and Eppley Center. In addition to attending, the class will be writing a sports column on the seminar to be uploaded onto their BlogSpot.
“At the end of the week, we have a big story package due with three different sources and an infographic to put up on our own BlogSpot, so that’s the big end goal of the week,” said Brianna Moynihan of Grand Haven High School.