Jesse Temple writes about Wisconsin football and basketball for The Athletic, where he focuses on in-depth stories and beat coverage of players, coaches and recruits that take readers beyond standard daily beat writing. He previously covered the Badgers beat for seven seasons at FOX Sports Wisconsin, ESPN.com and Land of 10. His educational background includes stops at Knox College for a bachelor's degree in English Literature and at the University of Kansas for a masters degree in Journalism.
While speaking to the club, Jesse touched on the mission of The Athletic. He stated multiple ways in which The Athletic seeks to differentiate themselves from the competition in sports journalism. These strategies include:
Here are a handful of the articles that Jesse touched on from his impressive writing portfolio with The Athletic:
For SBC members actively seeking employment or opportunities in the sports industry, Jesse reiterated that “whatever it is what you want to pursue, get real world experience and that will set you apart”.
Thank you to Jesse for taking the time to share his invaluable insight with our club about the ins and outs of working in the field of sports journalism, as well as his advice on how to succeed in such a competitive industry.
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