[Handout] Sports Editor John Bohnenkamp Offers Tips for Writing Sports Recaps on Deadline

The web allows scholastic media staffs to cover game previews and recaps in a much more timely fashion than its print counterpart. Quickly turning stories is a tough chore to many high school sports reporters. Sports Editor John Bohnenkamp of the Burlington (Iowa) Hawk Eye offers some tips to high school sports reporters and shows how stories can be turned quickly on a deadline.

In this handout, Bohnenkamp offers tips for sports reporters and he breaks down a story he wrote to show an outline sports reporters can follow when turning recap stories quickly.

You can follow Bohnenkamp on Twitter @johnbohnenkamp.





Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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One thought on “[Handout] Sports Editor John Bohnenkamp Offers Tips for Writing Sports Recaps on Deadline

  • November 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Thanks! This is perfect for the sports unit that I’m in the midst of. I’m handing this out to my students tomorrow.

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