Monday, December 10, 2007

Why is this man yelling?

You can make your own suggestion, or I'll fill you in Tuesday ...

OK, it's Tuesday, so I'll tell you that Phoenix coach and all-time all-timer Wayne Gretzky is yelling because "I was an emotional player, and now as a coach I'm an emotional coach."

You can read all about it in this New York Times story (the Times photo above is by David Kadlubowski), but you can hear Gretzky in his own words in this excellent Times multimedia slideshow that complements the story and illustrates the multi-dimensional approach that newspapers and journalists MUST take in order to fully report on the news today.

Do you have the skills, know the tools and have the attitude to produce a story and package like this? If not, you want to complement what you learn in Sports Writing and Reporting with Comm361/Online Journalism, which is offered both spring and fall semester. I teach the spring section (in which we also utilize our collaboration with C-SPAN for video conference opportunities) and Howard Kamen, assistant sports editor of USA Today, teaches the fall section.

2 comments:

Dave Maiocco said...

Because there's about to be another NHL gambling ring exposed? "Stop, Janet, stop it now!!"

Mike Coppinger said...

Probably because he;s a very emotional person. He was an emotional player and he is an emotional coach. Glen Sather had a similar coaching style with the dynasty that was the Edmonton Oilers in the 80's. The Phoenix Coyotes are a below-average team, so I'm sure we'll be seeing more photos similar to this one leading up to April.