THE PRICE OF WINNING

The Price of Winning: The Rise and Fall of a National Champion will be available later this year. Learn more about the story, read a sample chapter and sign up for email alerts to be notified when the book will be available for purchase.

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SOCIAL INFLUENCE: THE KING REIGNS

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Love him or hate him, on and off the court, LeBron James is the most popular active sports personality. His Twitter feed currently has 49.4 million followers. No one comes close to James, current or former athletes included. Which athlete has the largest social influence on @Twitter? #sportsmedia #sportsjournalism … Answer: @KingJames (49.4...

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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Social media has disrupted sports media, forcing journalists to change the way they work. Deadlines are now, well, dead. With news being published in bite-sized form, the sports media industry is now reporting in real-time.

VOICES: JOHN SADAK

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John Sadak is the play-by-play voice of the Cincinnati Reds. Over the past two decades he has worked for CBS Sports, Westwood One, CBS Sports Network, WGN-TV, NBC Sports Chicago, ESPN Radio, ESPN3 and Fox Sports 1. 

ROGER ANGELL ON WRITING

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Good writing is based on clear thinking, which is the hardest thing we have to do. It ís as plain as that. It's hard to start to write because what you have to do is start to think.

COFFEE WITH GARY SMITH

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Along the back wall in small wooden booth sat Gary Smith. Dressed in a modest blue golf shirt and khaki shorts, Smith looked out of place amidst the buzz and clutter of caffeinated college students. Anyone over the age of 23 would appear misplaced at Kudu Coffee House, the oft-frequented college coffee shop. He occasionally sipped from a cup of...