Chapter 7: Gamers




Gamer calendar
10
Class
Chapter
Content
Date
Deadline 3
1
Class 21
Gamers
Gamers intro
3/25/2021
2
Homework
Gamers
Lectures 1 and 2, homework 1, quiz 1
3/29/2021
3
Class 22
Gamers
Gamers review and logistics
3/30/2021
4
Homework
Gamers
Running gamers, homework 2
3/31/2021
5
Class 24
Gamers
NGS quiz 5 (all of the above)
4/1/2021
6
Field assignment
Gamers
Athens area track championships at Clarke Central HS
4/1/2021
7
Field assignment
Gamers
Missouri at UGA women’s tennis
4/2/2021
8
Field assignment
Gamers
Loganville at CCHS girls’ soccer
4/2/2021
9
Field assignment
Gamers
Loganville at CCHS boys’ soccer
4/2/2021
10
Field assignment
Gamers
Arkansas at UGA women’s tennis
4/4/2021
11
Class 28
Gamers
Gamer prep
4/22/2021
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Background

Readings

PFWA Dave Goldberg 2020 Game Story Award Winners
2.
Jenny Vrentas
,
Sports Illustrated
:
3.
Aaron Reiss
, The Athletic:

PFWA Dave Goldberg 2019 Game Story Award Winners




Quiz

Can be found here

Gamers homework 1

Pick one of the award-winning game stories listed above and find the seven elements of a game story:
The Lede
Organization
Context/Analysis
Key Plays
Statistics
Quotations
Language
Write a 300-word post pointing out the elements and discuss the effectives in helping to tell you about the game post to the ch7_gamers channel for your instructor explaining your choices.


The Running Gamer/The Writehru

Gamers homework 2

Watch an NBA game and find at least two game stories. Write a blog post explaining the key story lines the authors identified and which one did a better job. Post with links to ch7_gamers2 channel for your instructor explaining your choices

Field assignment

Basic gamer (1-hour deadline)

Prep:
Write a short summary of the event you’re covering noting records, key players, potential storylines, and statistical highlights for each team. Post to gamer_instructor_prep for your instructor the night before the event to which you’re assigned.
Assignment:
Write a 400-word gamer due one hour after the end of the event you are covering. Include headline, byline, quotes from coaches and athletes. Send as a Google doc via DM to your instructor.

Running gamer and write-thru


Prep due beforehand:
Write a short summary of the game you’re covering noting records, key players, potential storylines, and statistical highlights for each team. Post to gamer_instructor_prep for your instructor the night before the game to which you’re assigned.
In-game:
Develop your own system of recording PBP and stats and post pictures of it to your instructor as a DM following the game.
Post at least two tweets per half/one per inning with key plays, score, game status
400-word gamer due at the buzzer/final out.
Postgame:
Choose one of the following options:
500-word gamer due 90 minutes after game’s end. DM to your instructor.
90 second video recap focused on which play/sequence and or player(s) determined the game outcome and how that compared with pre-game predictions, due 90 minutes after game’s end. Post to Youtube; DM link to your instructor.
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