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ALEC LEWIS


ALEC LEWIS

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ALEC LEWIS


ALEC LEWIS

BIO

Alec Lewis is a sophomore journalism student at the University of Missouri. Based out of Birmingham, Alabama, he is currently the sports intern at The Kansas City Star. In one year at Missouri, Alec covered basketball and wrote feature stories for The Maneater, while also providing influential coverage throughout the Missouri football boycott that took place in October.

In addition to his role with the newspaper, he interned last summer with the Columbia Daily Tribune and is currently freelancing with the likes of Al.com (Alabama Media Group) and has done work for SB Nation. He prides himself on the love for the art of a story and he's been credentialed at over 50 events in eight different sports. 

 

Aug 2016- Present

 

Jan 2016 - Aug 2016

Sports Intern, Kansas City Sta

  • assist coverage on Missouri sports, both football and non-revenue, and focus on breaking news, features, notebooks, and sidebars 
  • produced video from press conferences and assisted on the Sports Beat KC podcast with Mizzou beat writer Tod Palmer

Sports Editor, The Maneater

STUDENT NEWSPAPER

  • Oversee staff of more than 10 writers, meet with them each week individually and as a staff and lead those meetings
  • Help generate story material and coverage as well as edit stories
  • Former men’s basketball beat writer and assistant sports editor in the fall of 2015
  • Write columns, features, recaps and previews when necessary, but focus mainly on diversifying coverage on college athletics
 

May 2016 - Aug 2016

News Intern, Columbia Daily Tribune

20,000 CIRC. 

  • Covered general assignment news on a pitch-by-pitch basis, which included everything from politics to government to arts and leisure stories
  • Observed meetings between staffers to talk about budget and the paper that day, as well as investigative brainstorming session meetings
  • Developed and updated content for special sections such as the back-to-school sessions, which involved fact-checking
 

May 2015 - Aug 2015

SOME PRESENT WORK 

Sports Intern, Alabama Media Group | AL.COM

  •  Filled in for beats such as UAB Basketball and Preps
  • Wrote feature stories both in preps and in some professional sports (PGA Tour), as well as breaking news stories
  • Produced video for the video department from press conferences, events and interviews with players and coaches
 
 
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Overview


Overview


If anyone out there is looking to do a story on the next big sportswriter in America currently in HS, I’d train your lens on Alec Lewis.
— Lars Anderson, Bleacher Report
Props to Mizzou student Alec Lewis, great job on campus in middle of extraordinary circumstances.
— Ryan McGee, ESPN
You are a really good writer, Alec. I’m actually interested in a story about Missouri’s kicking game. And trust me, it’s the writing.
— Izzy Gould, Alabama Media Group
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Published Work


Published Work


Published Work