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|PRESS RELEASE - March 13th, 2004|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shawn Siegel
Company: CHN-CollegeHoopsnet.com Inc.
It’s Thursday morning, Adam Glatczak is reading a fan e-mail by “Steve from Iowa” about Creighton. A few minutes later he receives a question about the Air Force Falcons by “Rick from Texas.”
Who is Adam Glatczak? A writer for ESPN? The New York Times? No, Adam is simply a die-hard college basketball know-it-all who writes for Collegehoopsnet.com. While most fans still go to traditional print and TV sources for news, there are thousands of fans who flock to the web for alternative college basketball coverage.
Writers on Collegehoopsnet.com (CHN) include basketball junkies, students, and alumni just like you and me who love the game of basketball. Many are aspiring journalists who use their experience on CHN to get salaried jobs with local newspapers and publications. Others are retired print journalists looking to keep their love of writing intact, while a few are even salaried journalists looking to write about their favorite teams on the side.
With such a varied writer base, CHN offers fans a different perspective than the watered-down Duke-centric coverage in the mainstream press. Sure, there’s the usual coverage of the top 25 teams and the BCS conferences, but CHN can makes a point to print articles on teams you just don’t read about elsewhere: Vermont, Southern Illinois, Penn, San Diego, you name it.
The formula is working. 10,000 fans are visiting CHN each day, and this number is only rising. In the past week, CHN was the lone web-based media outlet to be credentialed at the MAAC conference tournament, the MVC, the OVC and many others. “It's a thrill to attend tournaments as a credentialed reporter,” said Siena columnist Kevin Martone. CHN writers sit right down on the court with the big boys. “Its nice to rub elbows with distinguished media members,” according to Murray State columnist Jeff Smith.
According to Bill Kintner, "I love the wide variety of hoops fans who log onto CHN. It makes me cover a wide variety of subject matter to appeal to the varied interests of the fans. And this has made me a better writer."
Readers enjoy the easy accessibility of the writers, as well as the prospect of having their own column on CHN. According to Collegehoopsnet.com president Shawn Siegel, “Just because you were never a journalism major, it doesn’t mean you’re can’t be a great sports writer. It just takes a little passion and some skill and you’re all set.”
Collegehoopsnet.com is an NCAA basketball website featuring the work of over 40 writers and coverage of dozens of teams and conferences. Special features include the DCI national ranking, CHN’s Unsung Player of the Week, and interviews with coaching legends like John Calipari and Lefty Driesell. CHN is located in Bergen County, New Jersey.
If you’re interested in writing for Collegehoopsnet.com, or have any questions or comments, email Shawn Siegel at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit http://www.collegehoopsnet.com