Sports Journalism is a comprehensive guide to the purpose, principles and practice of this unique profession and is designed to be enjoyed by students of both mainstream and sports specialist journalism. Providing a clear and structured approach to learning about both the craft of sports writing and the practical skills involved in becoming successful at your job, Sports Journalism, offers a comprehensive insiders guide to the business including: key relationships in sports journalism - networking and the Sports Desk print journalism for magazines, tabloids, broadsheets and the internet live action - news, radio and television sports journalism effective research - managing and accessing sources, information, statistics practical skills for managing schedules and meeting deadlines working with sports agents and PR professionals getting the best from press conferences and interviews. Laced with revealing anecdotes from the author's own twenty-five years experience of domestic and international sport journalism, Sports Journalism: A Multimedia Primer is an invaluable student companion.
Table of Contents
1. The Hardest Job Ever Craved- An Almost Shameless Confession 2. Batting and Balling - A Short History of Sportswriting 3. Whose Agenda is it Anyway? Sports Journalism in the Digital Age 4. The Knowledge 5. Then, in the final minute - The Match Report 6. Breaking the News - The News Story 7. "Hi," Said Muhammad, Aimiably - The Interview 7. Beneath the Mud - The Feature 8. Me, The Jury 10. The Advantage of Distance - Periodicals 11. Live and Exclusive - Broadcasting 12. The Safety Net - Editing and Sub-Editing 13. Views from the Top - Sportswriters on Sportswriting 14. Glossary of Journalistic Terms 15. Further Reading. References. Bibliography