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Joe Gisondi

Professor of Journalism

I worked at several newspapers across Florida for more than 20 years, mostly in sports – Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today, Clearwater Sun, Fort Myers News-Press – before coming to Eastern in 2002, I taught for six years at Valencia Community College where the student newspaper earned three national Pacemaker Awards, four regional awards, and several state awards. At Eastern, I advised the Daily Eastern News from 2004-08 during which it also earned several national Pacemaker Award nominations for its print and online editions, winning the online category once. Currently, I teach primarily reporting and sports media courses. My new book, Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot, was released by the University of Nebraska Press in December 2015. I'm currently working on a second edition for my sports journalism book, Field Guide To Covering Sports.  Check out my sports media website as well.

Areas of Expertise

  • Athletics
  • Communication
  • Community Relations
  • Journalism
  • Media

Sports media, Cryptozoology/paranormal

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Creative Non-Fiction, Spalding University
Master of Arts, Literature, University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Arts, English, University of South Florida

Research Interests

sports media, paranormal, data journalism, historical fiction

Contact Information

Phone: 217-581-6003
Email: jjgisondi@eiu.edu
Website: http://www.joegisondi.com


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