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Robert General Jr.

Ball State sports reporter
Indianapolis, Indiana USA


I like to tell stories, mainly about sports. I grew up playing three sports -- football, basketball and baseball -- and was as a coach's son, so I have a different way of viewing any game. I'm a statistical nerd who also loves writing feature stories that have nothing to do with numbers. I love talking to people and finding unique angles.


Adjunct professor

Jun 2021 - Aug 2021

Ball State, prep sports reporter

Jul 2019 - Present
Provides daily, relevant sports coverage for Ball State athletics and 16 East Central Indiana high schools • Assisted local news coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic •Helped draw in hundreds of subscribers and gained thousands of sports followers •Ran the sports section solo for several months


Jan 2019 - May 2019

Communications intern

Jan 2019 - May 2019
Wrote blogs and press releases, compiled media distribution lists and assisted in general communications tasks as one of four members on the communication staff •Assisted various departments through research, writing and copy editing

Sports clerk, intern

Aug 2018 - Jul 2019
Wrote features and game stories on local high school, collegiate and professional teams • Provided video highlights and interviews of coaches, players •Managed social media presence for more than 130,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter • Assisted in covering the Indianapolis 500, Pacers, Fever and Indians

Social media correspondent

Aug 2018 - Dec 2018
Post curator for the FWAA and Outland Trophy social media accounts • Interviewed Outland candidates and covered football-related events such as the ESPN College Football Awards Show along with Big Ten and Notre Dame games

Editor in chief, managing editor, sports editor, chief reporter

Aug 2014 - May 2018
Beat reporter for Ball State football, basketball and volleyball •Produced award-winning game, feature, opinion, editorial, breaking news and enterprise pieces • Rose from sports editor to managing editor and editor-in-chief • Edited hundreds of stories, led newspaper redesign and managed social media presence


Sports journalism - Master of Arts
Aug 2018 - Jul 2019
Served as a graduate assistant. 3.925 GPA.

Journalism/telecommunications (minor in sports studies) - Bachelor of Arts
Aug 2014 - May 2018

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