Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Around the CIS, Week 2

It's been a lot of work getting things off the ground with my piece, but already, in only the second edition, it's coming together. Here is the text only copy from yesterday's paper at theglobeandmail.com.

In addition to reporting and writing on all things CIS, I'm also designing and laying out the section. At right you can see a thumbnail example of what the page looks like (click on it to see a larger version of the page).

The idea is to provide a snapshot of the league on a week-to-week basis and to do so in a way that is going to interest people who may not know much about the Canadian university sports scene. The Globe has been revamping its visual look recently, and in the sports section, things like this section and the baseball page are evidence of what I'll call a more magazine-like format.


At 5:36 p.m., September 20, 2005, Blogger PJ Swenson said...

What is the CIS?

At 5:42 p.m., September 20, 2005, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Hah, certainly a fair question! For my international readers, the CIS is the Canadian equivalent of the NCAA. In football, at least, athletes from the CIS are routinely high draft picks in the CFL entry draft.

Other CIS athletes, such as track and field and swimmers, compete for Canada at the Olympics.

As a national newspaper, The Globe's taking a pro-active approach to covering amateur sport in this country, and I'm hoping this piece will be a good way to start.

(Personally, through six years of university, I've covered my fair share of CIS events)


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