Friday, April 18, 2008

Today was the last day of a terrific Sports Journalism Summit I attended at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. Poynter ( is a place rich with work from many great writers. I met some professional writers and learned a lot. Roy Peter Clark ran the Summit and did a magnificent job. He is a great all around writer and anyone looking to learn should check him out (here are some of his writing tools).

I also met Jack McCallum of Sports Illustrated. Check
out some of his work.
He is a very intelligent writer who has written many riveting stories and I can't wait to read more.

Dave Scheiber (senior feature writer of the St. Petersburg Times) is the co-author of Bob Delaney's fascinating book Covert and he talked about what went into the making of this amazing story. I got a copy of the book and I suggest you check it out as well (here's the official website). Once I have read the entire story, I will review it here on Basketball Notes by Alex.

Overall, I really enjoyed my experience at Poynter and can't wait to attend the Sports Journalism Summit again next year.

Keep it tuned to Basketball Notes by Alex for all of your playoff coverage. I will predict who will win each series and in how many games very soon.