As the assistant sports editor of The Pendulum, I want a “successful sports section” more than anything else. So when there was a session titled “A Successful Sports Section,” it just made sense to go.
I never caught the name of the guy who led it, but he had some good things to say. There were some things that I want to incorporate into our current sports section to make it the premier section in The Pendulum. I know some of my fellow section editors may feel challenged by that, but bring it on.
Some things I really liked:
- Do features on clubs. Look at PE classes. There are some great stories there and it gets the regular student in the paper.
- Make sure you’re getting the “Why?” when doing features on individuals.
- Take a survey to find out what people read. Then feature more of what people read in your section.
- The more names you can get into a story, the better.
And the guy said the word “dude” a lot. And “bird.” Referring to sports reporters. Interesting.
– Zachary Horner