Professor of JournalismField Guide To Covering Sports and my professional website at joegisondi.com.
Frequently Taught CoursesAdvanced Reporting
Sports and the Media
EducationMaster of Fine Arts, Creative Non-Fiction, Spalding University
Master of Arts, Literature, University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Arts, English, University of South Florida
Professional OrganizationsInvestigative Reporters and Editors – member
Illinois College Press Association – former president and vice president
College Media Advisers – former board member and chair of several committees
Illinois Community College Journalism Association – Executive Director
Illinois Press Foundation/Dow Jones Newspaper Fund summer journalism workshop – director
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PublicationsThe Field Guide to Covering Sports (Congressional Quarterly Press)
Developed interactive webinar for the Poynter Institute's News University entitled “Introduction to Sports Reporting.”
Wrote chapter published in The Tiger Woods Phenomenon: Essays on the Cultural Impact of Golf's Infallible Superman
Wrote essay entitled "Title IX Needed Now More Than Ever," published in The Contemporary Reader, 11th edition, by Pearson.
Conference PresentationsHave presented more than 50 sessions at the following national, state or regional conferences – Journalism Educators Association National High School Journalism Convention, College Media Advisers, JEA regional conference, Illinois College Press Association, Twexas Center for Community Journalism, and Illinois Community College Journalism Association. Here are some of the session titles – “Writing Sports Profiles,” “How To Write Visually,” “Covering Games for Print and Online,” "How To Ask Questions That Relly Count," “Covering & Blogging Prep Sports,” "Lead Writing," “Make Your Sports Section A Must Read,” “Keeping Score: Developing A Game Plan,” “Writing Second-Day Game Stories,” “Writing Sports Profiles,” “Blogging Sports,” “‘Virtual’ Football Coverage,” “So You Want To Write A Textbook,” and “How to Invigorate Your Sports Section,” "How To Critique Your Publication," "Writing Game Stories Worth Reading."
Funding & GrantsAchievement and Contribution Award, Research, Eastern Illinois University (2010)
Redden Grant for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction, Eastern Illinois University Foundation (2011)