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"My fandom for Oregon sports has definitely taken a step aside from my reporting because I know my job reporting is more important than me having this cheer."

In this week's episode of "How It's Reported," Podcast Editor Ryan Nguyen talks with Associate Sports Editor Shawn Medow and women's basketball beat reporters Sierra Webster and Maggie Vanoni about their experience covering the Oregon women's basketball team's first-ever Final Four showdown, the fundraiser that got them there and how sports reporters navigate the line between reporter and fan.

Shawn's cover story: "Until the next dance: Ducks aspire to build from season of firsts"

Poynter: "College students get an assist covering tournament; it’s International Fact-Checking Day; Florida’s open records lead to ‘Florida man’"

KGW News: "Daily Emerald campus paper holds fundraiser to send reporters to Final Four"

"How It's Reported" is a series from the Emerald Podcast Network designed to illuminate how journalists report on the latest news, build trust between news outlets and audiences and promote informed and engaged listeners, which are vital to a healthy democracy.

Ryan Nguyen produced and edited this podcast. Graphic: Kelly Kondo/Emerald. Music is "A Fist Full of Organs" by Evan DuPell.

Podcast Editor

Ryan Nguyen is the podcast editor and an aspiring education reporter. He manages, produces and edits several Emerald Podcast Network programs a week. Previously, Nguyen covered student government as a news reporter.

Shawn is an associate sports editor at the Daily Emerald, covering Oregon football, women's basketball, softball and everything in between.

Sierra Webster is a sports reporter covering women's basketball, soccer and track and field. Find her work at www.sierrawebster.com. Contact: [email protected]

Sports Reporter

Maggie is a senior sports reporter covering all things Oregon sports including football, volleyball, women's basketball and softball. Contact her via email at [email protected]

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