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Jason Kersey

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Fayetteville, Ark.
SEC Reporter — The Athletic
Covers:  oklahoma sooners, big 12, college football, ou football, ou

SEC football reporter for @TheAthleticCFB | 2016 @TheFWAA Beat Writer of the Year | Formerly of @NewsOKSports and @SECCountry | Tips: jkersey@theathletic.com

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Biography

Award-winning journalist Jason Kersey became the Arkansas beat writer for the AJC's SEC Country in May 2016 after four seasons covering Oklahoma football at The Oklahoman. Jason joined The Oklahoman's staff in November 2006 and worked as a part-time results clerk, a page designer/copy editor and ...

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This is how I’ve always felt about it. I don’t call someone “coach” who isn’t my coach.  https://twitter.com/danwolken/status/955144365957099520 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Sports writer at the ECU Journal (East Central University in Ada, Okla., my freshman year of college).

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Nope, although I think it'd be pretty cool!

How is social media changing news?

People don't go to website home pages anymore. They're clicking on stuff straight from Facebook/Twitter

Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10

2012 - Feature writing, 75,001 to 175,000
I finished in the top 10 of APSE contest voting for 75,001 to 175,000 circulation feature writing. The award was for this feature: http://ndepth.newsok.com/quintaz-struble

Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10

2013 - Beat writing, 75,001 to 175,000
I finished in the top 10 of the 2013 APSE contest voting for 75,001 to 175,000 beat writing for my coverage of University of Oklahoma football.