history of sports journalism then and now

Sports journalists solely focused on glamorizing professional athletes during the Golden Age of Sports. Over time, coverage became more unbiased.

In this assignment, you will choose a piece of sport journalism from the Golden Age of Sports and compare and contrast how the writing style and objectives are different from modern day age.

Assignment Guidelines:

 Two to three pages in length, excluding the Title and Reference page.  APA format, including in-text citations for referenced works.

Assignment Requirements:

 Choose a piece of sport journalism from the Golden Age of Sports and a piece of sport journalism from modern day age.

o Compare and contrast the writing styles and objectives.

 Include three points of comparison/contrast.

 For each piece of sport journalism:

o How did the unwritten rules for covering athletes in that time impact what was reported? o How did the content of what was reported align with the goals of the journalism industry of that time?

 What led to these changes in sport journalism?

Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper/project will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write.