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Jason Schmitt is the editor of, the high school sports website for The Oakland Press. He has served as the sports editor for a number of newspapers, including the Daily Tribune in Royal Oak and the Macomb Daily in Mount Clemens. In his time in the industry, he has covered every high school sport and has served a a beat writer for boys and girls soccer, boys and girls tennis, hockey, wrestling, bowling and cross country.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

MIPrepZone workshop coming up on Monday

Want to be a sports writer? Want to get a chance to cover your favorite team, interview the players and coaches? Want to see your kids receive more recognition for their efforts on the court, in the pool, on the mat or ice?
We here at The Oakland Press want to see all those things, too. We'd love to be able to cover every school and every sport. But we simply can't be everywhere, every day. To do that, we need help. And for about a year now, we've been holding workshops to help people help themselves.
On Monday (Jan. 9), we'll be once again hosting a sports writers workshop here at The Oakland Press. Generally, the workshops have a good mix of people attending. There are the first timers looking to see what we do and how they can perhaps help out by covering their own favorite teams. It's very low-pressured and a great chance to see if you've got what it takes to take a stab at sports writing.
We get prospective sports writers currently in college pursuing a degree in journalism or english and looking for additional writing experience at a daily newspaper.
And we also get professional writers, photographers and bloggers looking to contribute their work to the paper on a regular basis.
Point is, we welcome all to check it out. The workshop starts at 6 p.m. and will last about an hour. Click HERE to learn more or contact sports editor Jeff Kuehn at ASAP to reserve your spot. We do host these workshops every month, so if you cannot make it tonight, you can check with Kuehn to see when the next one will be held.


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