Sports Journalist Turned Author: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Sports Media Industry

Paul M. Banks, owner and operator of TheSportsBank.netabout his new book: “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry” joins Enterprise Radio.

This episode of Enterprise Radio is working in conjunction with the Author Channel.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Paul M. Banks discuss the following:

  1. How did you start the transition from being a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune, NBC Chicago, and the Washington Times to publishing “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets?”
  2. Every chapter is a different story from your time as a sports media journalist, which of these stories would you consider to be a highlight of your career?
  3. Were there any stories that you were hesitant to share with readers? If so, what convinced you to share those particular stories?
  4. You have been a part of the sports journalism industry for over a decade, what is one piece of advice you would give to those just entering the industry?
  5. What is the biggest takeaway from your book?

Paul M. Banks is an experienced sports media journalist which he discusses in his new book. He owns and operates and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on the SB Nation/Vox Media Network. When writing his book, he wanted to provide insight for future sports media journalists. Not only is the book filled with incredible sports stories, it includes the past, present and future of the sports media industry, the lens of sports to convey the state of journalism today, and important elements of covering various sporting events.


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