Learn more about sports, bigfoot

A second edition of the Field Guide To Covering Sports that has numerous new chapters about traditional, digital and mobile sports media approaches will be available sometime in early 2017.

You can learn more about sports media on my website at SportsFieldGuide.org and on my Twitter feed at @joegisondi. I also co-host a sports media podcast through WEIU-FM with Jeff Owens that can be found here.

You can learn more about Monster Trek at U of Nebraska Press and Amazon as well as on my Twitter feed @MonsterTrekJG.

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Tips for planning college sports coverage

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.

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Effingham paper features ‘Monster Trek’

The Effingham Daily News wrote a cover story on Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot on April 8. Check it out.

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Featured on WEIU-FM’s ‘Issues & Attitudes’

weiuSpoke 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.

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Chat with Z Talk Radio

Chatted with radio host Julie Sav recently on ZTalkRadio Network about people who devote tens of thousands of dollars and much of their lives to searching for bigfoot. To listen, click here.

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Stop by for bigfoot discussion at EIU

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.

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