American Sportswriters

A Biographical Dictionary

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About the Book

Sportswriting has been often overlooked in histories of journalism, the same way it was paid little attention by newspaper managements in the early and middle 20th century. This book endeavors to remedy that oversight, presenting a concise general history of American sportswriting, as well as detailed profiles of hundreds of practitioners of the trade. Covering such subjects as journalistic ethics, women sportswriters and those of color, as well as the decline of objective sports journalism in the age of shuttered newspapers and multiplying internet outlets, this book highlights the great newspaper and magazine sports editors, columnists, and beat reporters from the 19th century into the present, from the big-city stars to the longer-lasting deans of the trade on smaller publications.

About the Author(s)

Author, newspaper journalist, and film critic Jerry Roberts has authored or edited 19 books. He lives in Carson, California.

Bibliographic Details

Jerry Roberts
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Bibliographic Info: appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8800-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5436-2
Imprint: McFarland