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WHAT IS STATEBEAT.COM?

Right now, statebeat.com is just an idea. A tiny little something that I have in the back of my mind. It’s the idea to do some good old beat writing and create an independent outlet for that writer, student and sports lunatic I am. Beginning at the Fall Semester 2011 (read: as soon as I join the “Media and Information Studies Ph.D. program), I will be blogging about the Spartans and everything that crosses my mind and that might have a more or less solid relation to sports. Most of the time, it will be about Football. Or Basketball. Or Baseball. Or soccer (Yes, soccer. And yes, I’m so damn foreign). Or whatever else I find interesting. On campus. In East Lansing. Or anywhere else.

WHAT IS A BEAT WRITER?

Beat writer build up a base of knowledge on and gain familiarity with the sector they report on, allowing them to provide insight and commentary in addition to reporting straight facts. And thats’s exactly what this blog is all about. It’s about Michigan State University. The Spartans. Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer – and everything a sports lunatic has to say about it. Launch date is Fall 2011.

THIS IS THE BEAT WRITER!

This is Jan. Jan was a sports writer and editor for SPOX.com, one of Germany’s most popular sports websites. Now, Jan is a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University. That’s why he decided to start this little blog on the Spartans. GO GREEN, GO WHITE! More about him and his research on journalism and social media can be found here.

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what is a beat writer?

Beat writer build up a base of knowledge on and gain familiarity with the sector they report on, allowing them to provide insight and commentary in addition to reporting straight facts. And thats’s exactly what this blog is all about. It’s about Michigan State University. The Spartans. Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer – and everything a sports lunatic has to say about it.

This is the beat writer!

This is Jan. Jan is a sports writer and editor for SPOX.com, one of Germany's most popular sports websites. But Jan is also a Ph.D student at Michigan State. That's why he decided to start this blog on the Spartans. GO GREEN, GO WHITE!

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