King Kaufman


King Kaufman is the Writer Program Manager for Bleacher Report. He oversees education and editorial feedback for the site's writers and maintains the Bleacher Report Blog, a resource for aspiring journalists.

Kaufman began his career as an editor and boxing writer at the Hearst San Francisco Examiner before spending 14 years at, first as its founding copy editor and eventually as the author of the King Kaufman's Sports Daily column. For two years, he advised the student newspaper at Washington University in St. Louis. He was the co-editor of the 2012 and 2013 editions of "Baseball Prospectus," and his writing has been anthologized in the following collections:

"Afterwords: Stories and Reports From 9/11 and Beyond"
"Iron Mike: A Mike Tyson Reader"
"Dialogues: An Argument Rhetoric and Reader, 4th Edition"
"Top of the Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All Time"
"The Hall of Nearly Great"

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Playbook: The Basics of Writing for Bleacher Report
Price: Free! Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
"Playbook" is a sportswriting textbook, a guide to the basics of writing for Bleacher Report. Based on the concepts used by B/R's Quality Control Team in evaluating writers and stories, "Playbook" can help you reach the high standards of one of the most successful and respected English-language sports websites in the world. Wherever you publish your online writing, "Playbook" can make it better.

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