paul cooke writing portfolio


Tournament recap, game recaps and preview story on the first Mid Atlantic Wiffleball tournament of 2017. These are examples of my ability to provide comprehensive coverage on a local sporting event. The first article is a full tournament preview. The second is a feature article on the tournament that with a main story, several other important supplemental stories, and additional relevant tournament details. The third is a link to one of seven short (500 or less word) individual game recaps that resides on the box score page. The last item is a link to the full index of the tournament coverage for the April 29, 2017 event. All written materials, reporting, pictures, and layout were done completely by Paul Cooke. All of these articles were featured on the Mid Atlantic Wiffleball website (

feature articles

Two "magazine style" feature articles posted on the Orioles Observer website. The first article - published on the Orioles Observer blog on June 14, 2013 - is an example of a magazine style feature article. The article's subject matter is a particular and memorable Baltimore Orioles game (May 13, 2008 vs. Boston Red Sox) but also draws on other games and utilizes profiles of certain players to add additional context. The second - published September 6, 2012 - focuses on the unique minor league ballpark experience. The article also deals with the nature of expectations using the expectations placed on a baseball prospect (Dylan Bundy) with the expectations of a Major League team (the 2012 Orioles).

other (writing, video)