By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal
Ever wondered what it takes to have a sports story published in your local paper?
On Saturday, July 26 you will not only have the chance to get that question answered, but also receive tips and ideas on how to write sports stories, cover events, and get them run in the local paper.
A sports writing/sports photography camp is set for the offices of the Winston County Journal at 119 North Court in Louisville from 5-6 p.m. on July 26. There is no charge to attend the event, which open to everyone from high school students, to parent and fans, to senior citizens looking for a unique way to participate in community activities. All you need is an interest in sports and a desire to learn how to put together articles in a professional, unbiased, usable manner.
Similar sessions will also be held at the Webster Progress-Times in Eupora (58 North Dunn Street) from 10 a.m. to Noon and at the Choctaw Plaindealer in Ackerman (48 North Louisville Street) from 1-3 p.m. on the same day.
Many professional journalists and photographers have gotten their start in the business by building up their portfolio on a volunteer basis.
While walk-ins are welcome, it is asked that all those attending one of the sessions on July 26 to RSVP by contacting the Winston County Journal at 662-773-6241. You will also find a reservation form for the event elsewhere in this week’s edition of the Journal.
For more information feel free to contact Austin Bishop at 601-938-2471.