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“The book project was always
something I threatened to
do,” he said. “When my friend
Poirier, who also works
at the MDJ, published his
book, ‘Dark Places,’ it kind of
spurred me on to finally make
my project a priority.
Marietta Daily Journal Sports Editor John Bednarowski
basketball goals at the state championships.
Other notable stories are Bednarowski’s column on former
Harrison High School quarterback Justin Fields’ decision to
transfer from Georgia to Ohio State, Tiger Woods winning
his fifth Masters and former Lassiter High School and UGA
quarterback Hutson Mason winning his first college start
against Georgia Tech.
“The book project was always something I threatened
to do,” he said. “When my friend Damon Poirier, who also
works at the MDJ, published his book, ‘Dark Places,’ it kind
of spurred me on to finally make my project a priority. It was
fun going through the archives and discovering stories I had
forgotten I had written. It really brought back a lot of good
Bednarowski said the process of compiling the book wasn’t
quite as rigorous as writing one from scratch, but still took a
great deal of research and editing.
“The nice thing about this book is it was already written.
The tough part was searching through the archives and
determining which stories to pull. Initially, there were 120
or more, which was narrowed to the 75 or 80 that finally
appeared in the book. Overall, it probably took a couple of
months working on and off to decide on the final list,” he
Bednarowski recently finished his term as president of
the Associated Press Sports Editors, a 400-plus member
organization composed of editors from across the country and
leading papers such as the New York Times, the Washington
Post, USA Today, ESPN and the Boston Globe, to name just a
few. Bednarowski is only the second Georgian to have headed
the 46-year-old association and represented the smallest
newspaper to have had a president of APSE. In addition, this
year, the MDJ was one of 10 papers in the country to win
the Triple Crown for Best Daily Sports Section, Best Sunday
Section and Best Special Section. Bednarowski also won Best
Column from the Associated Press Managing Editors, and was
named the best columnist in the country for small publications
“I Write About Sports” is available on Amazon.com in
paperback and for Kindle.. To hear more about Bednarowski
and his book, be sure to look for the podcast he did with
Cobb Life Magazine Editor Katy Ruth Camp, “Sundays with
Katy Ruth,” on MDJ Podcast, available at mdjonline.com and
wherever you get your podcasts.