Some of our executive board members also sat down with Butler to record a podcast. Check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/user-278312051/uoawsm-speaks-with-runners-world-writer-sarah-lorge-butler
Five Takeaways from Sarah:
1 — If you have a passion of covering sports. Do it. Nothing is stopping you. Don’t stop yourself from following and pursuing that passion.
2 — “You don’t need to be Lebron James to write about basketball.” Butler reiterates that you do not need to have played professionally or competed in a sport to cover it. You can still be a good journalist even if you have never experienced that sport personally.
3 — Freelance journalism can be hard, but it’s really rewarding. Be dependable and produce interesting content, and you’ll find success.
4 — “We have seen this year the need for journalism, especially local journalism.”
5 — The whole journalism world is so upside down right now—students could consider producing sponsored content. That’s where she got her start!