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- Joe Gisondi brings to life the celebrities in bigfoot culture: people such as Matt Moneymaker, Jeff Meldrum, and Cliff Barackman, who explore remote wooded areas of the country for weeks at a time and spend thousands of dollars on infrared imagers, cameras, and high-end camping equipment. Pursuing the answer to why these seekers of bigfoot do what they do, Gisondi brings to the reader their most interesting—and in many cases, harrowing—expeditions. Click on book image above to order "Monster Trek."
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Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition goes beyond general guidance about sports writing, offering readers practical advice on covering 20 specific sports. In the new Second Edition, readers also explore sports reporting across multimedia platforms, developing a foundational understanding for social media, mobile media, visual storytelling, writing for television and radio, and applying sabermetrics. Fully revised with new examples and updated information to give readers confidence in covering just about any game, match, meet, race, regatta or tournament, Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition is the ideal go-to resource to have on hand when mastering the beat. Order a copy at CQPress.com or Amazon.
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College teams are already training and scrimmaging, weeks ahead of another academic year. So now is the time to plan your college media’s sports coverage – that is, if you have not already done so. (It’s not like every single event is not already scheduled and available on your school’s athletic website, right?) Planning enables staffs to be more creative, more engaged and more relaxed. Below are 10 tips for improving sports coverage across any media, which are excerpted from the second edition of the Field Guide To Covering Sports, which will include the expanded list when the book becomes available in Winter 2017. The new edition dives even deeper into social, digital, and mobile sports media, and the Field Guide greatly expands coverage of sabermetrics/analytics, Fantasy sports, ethics, broadcasting and visual storytelling. Plus, there is a chapter on covering a college beat.
The Effingham Daily News wrote a cover story on Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot on April 8. Check it out.
Spoke with host radio host Jeff Owens on WEIU-FM’s weekly news magazine “Issues and Attitudes” about bigfoot, researchers and a little about sports. The show is simulcast on a local cable channel, which is the feed you can watch here.
Forget the Kardashians, “Making A Murderer,” or Super Bowl 50. What’s cooler than discussing bigfoot? Stop by Eastern Illinois University tonight for my discussion on bigfoot, researchers and “Monster Trek.” Sayeth the press release: “After six years traveling to five different states, journalism professor Joe Gisondi will be presenting a lecture about his adventures in his book, “Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Buzzard Hall Auditorium.” We’ll have a blast. See you there.