This blog was designed for the purposes of Ed Simpson’s Fundamentals of Online Journalism course at Ohio University, taken by the author in Spring 2012. It features original reporting and critiques of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s website and multimedia work.

The author of this blog is Mark Emery, an OU alum who covers baseball prospects for MiLB.com in New York City. Prior to that, he was an associate reporter for MLB.com, covering his hometown Pirates two years ago and chronicling the Indians’ wild ride in 2013, which brought him to his first playoff baseball game. Other organizations Mark has written for include The Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Morning Call, The Athens Messenger and Gateway Newspapers/Trib Total Media.

Mark attended Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pa., where he realized that the life of a sports reporter was the life for him. Email him at mark.emery.1018@gmail.com.


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