Game changer? Associated Press changes MLB coverage format

The Associated Press has a potential game changer on its hands, literally. Starting July 28, it no longer will cover Major League Baseball games with long, traditional-format stories. Instead, it’s recapping with 300 words followed by up to five bullet points that highlight mini storylines, injuries, key plays and what’s coming next for a team.

I love it, and here’s why: The change allows more flexibility for the reporter to find and develop multiple angles within the story. It’s kind to the reader, who doesn’t have to wade through information he or she probably saw on TV already. And it helps the mobile reader, who wants highlights on the go.

It’s perfect for us. I hope you’ll try this. Think about the sports section of the future – it’s in your hands.

Here are more details: http://blog.ap.org/2014/06/23/a-faster-new-format-for-aps-major-league-baseball-game-stories/

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