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Jason Coskrey, the baseball writer for The Japan Times, was born in 1982 in Macomb, Michigan not far outside of Detroit.

His college years were spent mostly at the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a short time studying at the Dearborn branch of the University of Michigan. In college Jason was the sports editor for UAB's university newspaper covering Division-I college basketball, baseball, and soccer while working alongside and learning from a number of journalists. For his work on the university paper, he was named the 2005 UAB Journalism Student of the Year and was also awarded the James E. Mills Journalism Scholarship.

During the summer of 2005 he joined The Birmingham Post Herald as a sports intern, and while under internship wrote for both the sports and metro sections of the paper.

After the Post-Hearld's closing in 2005, Jason worked under media relations director Jeff Duggan with the Chicago White Sox Double-A affiliate Birmingham Barons.

Jason enjoyed a brief stint as a writer for The Marietta Daily Journal in Marietta, Ga. to start 2007 before leaving to take an opportunity to cover Nippon Professional Baseball for The Japan Times.

Writer's History
Mar 2007 to Present
The Japan Times, Sports Writer/Editor
Mainly covers Nippon Professional Baseball, writing game stories and features. Has also written stories and features on football, soccer, Japanese women's golf, and the 2008 MLB Opening Series for the publication. Also works as a desk editor for the sports section which involves layout and headline writing.
Jan 2007 to Mar 2007
The Marietta Daily Journal, Sports Writer
Reported on and covered various sports. Also involved in pagination duties.
May 2006 to Sep 2006
Birmingham Barons, Press Box Staff
Worked with media relations staff for the team during the 2006 season.
Aug 2005 to Sep 2005
Birmingham Post-Herald, Metro Intern
Came up with story ideas, covered city events, and wrote community and business articles.
May 2005 to Sep 2005
Birmingham Post-Herald, Sports Intern/Sports Writer
Reported on various sports including soccer, football, and baseball among others. Conducted interviews and covered events such as 2005 SEC Baseball Tournament and SEC Football Media Day as well as various other events.
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